Fieldtrip: Petit Jean State Park November 2016

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Suntop Lookout…

While on a retreat, I discovered — by sheer chance — a lovely little gem of the United States Forestry Service.  A volunteer run fire lookout post way,WAY off the beaten path.  Suntop Lookout was nearly an hour of back-country Forest Service gravel roads, but the views were worth the trip. If you want to […]

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Petit Jean State Park

It’s getting harder and harder to find out of the way places to go completely off the grid.  I was surprized to find that I had useful service inside the park, as my imperfect memory remembered good voice service but terrible data service.  Mather Lodge of course has good WiFi, but this park has lots […]

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The world inside of ice

I have always been fascinated by ice, the little fractures and bubbles inside of it, and its very nature. From the galaxies of stars in the middle of a common ice-cube, to the way a sheet of ice will form on a sign and slowly slide downwards. Unlike snow, ice has no color, save for […]

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