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WHERE I'VE BEEN LATELY...

This was the summer that wasn't. Dianne and I spent so much time traveling, we didn't have time to go anywhere. yampa river camp

It began in June with a solo trip to western Colorado to photograph Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep and Dinosaur National Monuments. Dianne then joined me for a five-day float trip through Dinosaur on the Yampa River with Don Hatch River Expeditions.Dominguez Canyon campfire

Our only backpacking trip was a two-night photo journey into the desert depths of Dominguez Canyon where temperatures hovered in the mid-90s and the no-see-ums were out in force.

Lake Pueblo campsiteIn July we did a 10-day trailer camping trip to five Colorado state parks. That was followed in August with an eight-town "summer fun" loop through western Colorado mountain towns. Five days after that, we hooked up the trailer and took off on a three-week September trip to Lake Tahoe and back.Emerald Valley Ranch ride

That was followed up in September and October with two more state park camping visits and stays at Emerald Valley and Lost Valley Ranches for horseback rides through the fall color.

WHERE I'M GOING…

SkierWe've got only one planned overnight trip remaining in 2014 - a six night journey to two of Colorado's best ski towns. We'll start off with two nights in Beaver Creek followed by four nights in Aspen. The early snow has been falling heavily, so I suspect we'll have some great skiing.Lost Dutchman State Park

Early plans for 2015 include a month-long trailer-camping trip to Arizona and Utah in April. In the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, we'll be doing more research on the legned of the Lost Dutchman mine. Then we head north for a few days camping at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. From there, it's on to photograph classic movie sites in southeastern Utah. Finally, we'll be meeting our Colorado yachting buddies for a few days of camping in Arches National Park outside Moab.

WHAT ELSE I'M DOING...

Look for more images to appear on my Alamy stock photo site.