Ben Blankenship

Trip Report: Night Skies of the Southwest II – March 2021

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Few landscapes are as dramatic as the United States’ southwest…

Trip Report: Ultimate Northern Lights – March 2021 

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Walking out of the hotel lobby, I looked up and saw the wave…

Trip Report: Night Skies of the Southwest I – March 2021

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Our first Night Skies of the Southwest workshop is in the books…
Russell Graves

Trip Report: Birds & Wildlife of the Everglades II – February 2021

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Twelve hours after we first convened, we watched bird after bird…

Trip Report: Birds & Wildlife of The Everglades I – February 2021

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It didn't take long for anticipation to set in as I boarded a…

Trip Report: Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce – November 2020

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Utah is an interesting place to visit. Offering a wide variety…
Ben Blankenship

Trip Report: Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn – October 2020 

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I'll admit. Every time I head to the Smoky Mountains, bluegrass…
Russell Graves

Trip Report: Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn ‘hiker’ – October 2020

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Fresh off of a Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn ‘standard’…
Ben Blankenship

Trip Report: Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn ‘standard’ – September 2020

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Few places stir the imagination like Yellowstone and Grand Teton…
Kenton Krueger

Trip Report: Autumn in Grand Canyon Country – September 2020

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Here in Northern Arizona, autumn color is a fairly well-kept…

Trip Report: Brown Bears of Katmai Brooks Lodge – September 2020

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I told someone not too long ago that this first trip of the COVID-19…

Trip Report: Yellowstone in Winter – February 2020

Backcountry Journey’s visits to Yellowstone often are treated…

Trip Report: Yosemite in Winter – February 2020

“Truly a ‘Range Of Light’ as John Muir defines it, the…

Trip Report: Wildlife of Costa Rica – February 2020

If any of you have been following my blogs and trip reports,…

Trip Report: Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce – February 2020

Wind-blasted rock and wind-blown humans. “By the strength…