Salt River Wash, Arizona

This part of the Salt River runs through Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. When the monsoons come, the rocky bed in the foreground is raging with water which will flow west where the Verde River will join it. Wild horses, mustangs, roam freely through this park in large herds.

Slivers of Light

Chiricahua National Monument in southern Arizona is other-worldly. Have you been there? I think it rivals, even surpasses, Utah’s Arches National Park. Chiricahua feels intimate yet has a scale of grandeur. I had never heard of this place before we visited it over the New Year holiday. We hiked isolated trails, took lots of picturesContinue reading “Slivers of Light”

Sun City, AZ

It’s difficult to travel more than a few block in Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, before encountering a golf course. I don’t play and they’re closed to all but paying customers. They’ve remained a huge mystery to me for the more than 60 years that I’ve been a visitor to this specialized City. The golfContinue reading “Sun City, AZ”

Lake Frances, Adirondacks, Upstate New York

Here’s the end of the day at the end of the Summer in Upstate New York in a canoe where Ted paddles and I try to stay warm… and take photos to take my mind off how cold I am. Yeah, I’d stay warmer if I paddled, too, but I’m not a paddler. I’m aContinue reading “Lake Frances, Adirondacks, Upstate New York”

Minnow Bugger – Wet Fly

The Minnow Bugger is large as trout files go with its hook measuring about an inch. Some flies are minuscule. This pattern simulates a minnow thus is necessarily larger than the ones that represent gnats and bugs. It travels below the surface of the water making it a “wet fly”.