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Tumbleweed

As we descend into Death Valley National Park, I watch the temperature on the dashboard begin to climb. It’s mid-June — when visiting the Mojave Desert is considered unwise. The thermometer slows and then settles at 48°C. My wife casts me an uneasy glance. Looking for a map, we pull into an abandoned parking lot…

An Ode to the Off-Season: Lynn Canyon

I’m standing in line, waiting to cross a suspension bridge strung high across a canyon.     Jade mountain runoff crashes over a waterfall nearly two hundred feet below. I’ve made the mistake of coming on a Saturday afternoon. Even in the off-season, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a regular feature on most Vancouverites’ list…