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Bryce Canyon National Park

Our Trip to Brian Head this year was highlighted by a freezing snow, which greeted us on the Tuesday after checking into the resort. We d...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Bryce Canyon National Park

Our Trip to Brian Head this year was highlighted by a freezing snow, which greeted us on the Tuesday after checking into the resort. We decided to take a hike, driving to Bryce Canyon we made a 8 mile trip on the Hoodoos. The views were spectacular and we got a work out. The weather held up, climate change pulled a trick on us, and the day was warm despite a bit of wind.










This was the highlight of our week in Utah. The trail wasn't crowded but we did share some pleasant conversation with our fellow hikers. Around every bend another stunning setting. To describe the any view in one word is hard but I can try here:
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Mount Charleston NV: Mary Jane Trail

Our trip to Las Vegas took a tangent detour to the mountains one hour North of "The Strip". Times three this year. More pictures.











The Aspen Trees adorned their fall Yellow color. It was a nice day for a hike. Heading back to the strip we made a stop at Lucille's BBQ and picked up our new traditional full rack of ribs. Heading home after the trip we made good time on the dark I-15 in 3 hours and 15 minutes. Thanks Nevada, we love the sights and sounds.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mars Boarding Pass Next departure expected 2026

Mars Boarding Pass: Send Your Name to Mars on a future NASA mission. View and share your boarding pass. See your frequent flyer points.






Sunday, September 13, 2020

Mission to Mars - Will I see the First Human on Mars?

I can't see a space program sending people to Mars in my lifetime. This is not the "Martian", a fiction novel were one man survives on potatoes and successfully rendezvous with a ship in orbit. There still need to be countless unmanned missions to the Red Planet. From my understanding the mission depends on the work of robots to prepare a safe environment for people. The planet is so inhospitable... that surveying and building suitable human shelters should be completed by robots. Terraforming is not an easy task. It isn't impossible, but I'm old and don't expect much in the next 60+ years. Remember there have been 45 Mars Missions and 23 have been failures. Maybe with international cooperation the future will look brighter, but diplomacy is slow and the U.S. has a shortage right now.

IF you think I'm an expert than you probably should read from another source.* 

  • https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/missions/index-past.html
  • https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html
  • https://mars.nasa.gov/#
  • https://mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/historical-log/



Saturday, August 22, 2020

California Wild 🔥 from space.

The fires across California are visible from Space. Over 1,000,000 acres have burned so far.