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Mountains are mighty, magnificent, monumental but Badlands are . . . experiential.  Standing on the edge of an ancient sea, gazing across a windswept, battered, and stacked landscape, one perceives the ebb and flow of space and time. Somehow, the...

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Anyone wishing to have a vacation with plenty of space away from other people and filled with hiking, sandboarding, stargazing, offroading, and exploring nature, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is an ideal destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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Driving west out of Ft. Worth on a searing summers’ day, the grasslands begin their undulating journey to the horizon in all directions. Shimmering heat blurs any details of the landscape into a barren countryside. Horses, cattle, corn, and wheat...

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We view the world through our own lenses of understanding. I am a storyteller and my mother a mathematician. During an hour-long hike through a rugged rocky trail, my mother and I observe numerous images carved into the surface of...

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At the center of the ancient world are the people surrounded by the passing of time and space. The rising and setting of celestial bodies along various points on the horizon shaped the belief systems of our early ancestors. As...

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Standing atop a rocky hill enjoying an expansive view, we ponder a whitish haze hemming the San Andres mountain range like a ruffled petticoat. Posted maps outline the view and mountain peaks while explaining the geological history of the Tularosa...

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