Hope and Healing in the Desert

We pulled into Lee’s Ferry Campground about 8 p.m. That wasn’t the plan. The plan was to make it all the way to the Kaibab National Forest – land of iconic conservationist Aldo Leopold and our intended home for the weekend. But we were hungry and tired after an eight-hour drive across the desert and several misadventures in the Hopi town of Tuba City: A … Continue reading Hope and Healing in the Desert

Where did the West go?

The road stretched straight and flat before me, like you’d see in a sports car commercial or a Dennis Hopper movie. On either side, the land spread wide and open. Not quite flat–with a bit of a roll here and there–dotted continuously with juniper and other unidentifiable desert shrubs. I had been traveling out West for almost six weeks since leaving my home in West … Continue reading Where did the West go?