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Obama speaks

Rob and I decided to walk over to the Obama rally yesterday. It was lively and crowded, and it’s clear that he has the support of younger voters. I’m leaning towards Obama, but haven’t paid enough attention yet to make a decision. Frankly, after 7 disastrous years of Bush, I’ll be happy as long as … Read more

Ready for a vacation

It’s been tough the last couple of weeks staying productive at work. First, there’s just a ton of stuff to do. I’m busy enough trying to catch up on things that I had neglected during the Ironwood Forest comment period. But several new things have popped up in the meantime, most notably working with the … Read more

Trip planning

Kim and I spent most of the day today planning out our July roadtrip. It’s our ten year anniversary, so we’re going being quite ambitious, but I think it’s really going to be a great trip. The main attraction is a visit to Glacier National Park, but we’ll also be hitting a long list of … Read more

40,000 miles

Well, it took only 58 weeks for us to hit the 40,000 mile mark on our Subaru Forester. While I’ve certainly been using it quite a bit for work, nearly 12,000 of those miles came from three road trips we took. Last April, we headed up to Utah to visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National … Read more

A year of Flickr

According to the email notices, I’ve been Flickr “pro” subscriber for an entire year now. I was a bit skeptical when I first joined, especially since I already ran my own hiking pictures website, but I’m quite glad I went ahead and paid the $25. First, it’s very easy to use, and I am usually … Read more

Scott Jones, Site Steward

I am now an official site steward for the state of Arizona.  My primary assignment is up at Agua Fria National Monument, but I’ll also be working on Ironwood Forest National Monument and Sonoran Desert National Monument. The Arizona Site Steward Program is an organization of volunteers, sponsored by the public land managers of Arizona, … Read more