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Autumn 2017

By |November 8th, 2017|American Southwest, Autumn, Destinations, National Parks, Pacific Northwest, Road Trippin', Rocky Mountain West, Travel Journals|

Autumn has historically been one of the best times of year to travel. The crowds of summer have dwindled and children are back in school. But the fall colors are still there. The crisp bite in the air is still tasted. The smells of damp, downed foliage permeates fresh morning air and autumn light is second to none. Skies come alive as storm systems materialize around the fringes of the seasons. Rates in hotels drop significantly the last week of October and first week of November. Gas prices are usually down. Campgrounds are largely still open and far less crowded. In the quiet absence of crowds, one is free to - if only for a short time - experience a little peace, a little solitude, a little quiet joy.

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Terra Firma

By |October 24th, 2014|Destinations, Environmental|

I'm excited to announce a new project - well, less "new" in terms of topic - but more "new" in terms of focused effort. The project is called Terra Firma, and I suppose like so many of my other "projects," I've really been working on this one for a long time. First Light at Rock Cut, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Terra Firma is a landscape collection on johnbcrane.com (please click here to [...]

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