Sequoia National Park Entrance Sign Restored

May 23, 2018 View Comments by

Sequoia National Park’s entrance sign, whose powerful presence greets visitors at the boundary, is back in place after almost six months of restoration. Since 1935, this sign has welcomed visitors to the nation’s second-oldest national park. Carved more than 80 years ago, the mammoth 4-foot by 10-foot sign emerged from a slab of sequoia wood, from […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Sequoia NP Loop

Aug 04, 2014 View Comments by

This loop begins and ends in Three Rivers, CA (approximately 100 miles north of Bakersfield), and follows State Routes 198, 180, 245, and 216. Due to substantial elevation and temperature changes, riders may encounter snow or ice. Also, be alert for the possibility of wildlife entering the roadway. Scenery: Large rock formations, mountains, valleys, sweeping […]

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Dream Ride: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 23, 2014 View Comments by

I’ll admit it; I’d wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for years, mostly because of a certain album by a band named U2. The iconic black and white photograph of a single Joshua Tree in the album’s artwork has always moved me. Though that particular tree fell sometime around the turn of the millennium […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Washington SR-20 (aka North Cascades Highway)

Mar 07, 2014 View Comments by

What is it? SR-20 is the northernmost paved route through the Cascade Mountains. From the west it follows the Skagit River into the high elevations of North Cascades National Park and beyond. The scenery includes lush old growth forests, numerous waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and emerald green lakes as the route continues east through a […]

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Just What the Doctor Ordered!

May 08, 2013 View Comments by

As I close out my three-week vacation down here in Costa Rica, I feel recharged and ready to take on life again back home. Getting through the Michigan winter was harder than normal for me this year. The main problem was getting my leg and ankle back in shape after a complex surgery in September. […]

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