We consulted with the spirits by night, laughing, drinking, and scaring the demons away.
The Fire Serpent was summoned and grew on wings of flame.
The rain intensified as high winds kicked around the vehicles with an unrelenting roar. We couldn’t see much of anything. The hazard lights were on for the three vehicles and we drove at a snail’s pace, looking for a safe place to pull off the road. The lead car turned onto a dirt road in the flat lands that gave no shelter from a storm. We were headed to Colorado for a… Read More
It had been a great road trip from the start at Mount Rushmore to Devil’s Tower, experiencing Yellowstone in Winter, Zion National Park, Antelope and Grand Canyon. Arches National Park was our last stop before heading home. We were immediately welcomed by the local wildlife. It was late in the day when we finally headed up to the Navajo Arch. Unlike the other arches, Navajo arch feels… Read More
We arrived at Antelope Canyon and got a hotel for the night. We started doing some research online to figure out which canyon to go to: Lower Antelope or Upper Antelope Canyon. The upper canyon is more expensive but provides even more beautiful scenery and color. For the price we decided on the Lower Antelope Canyon. Prime viewing times are going to be crowded depending on the time of year you go…. Read More
Category: Road Trip Tags: Adventure, Arizona Landscape, Arizona Nature, Arizona Outdoors, Artist, Author, backpacking, Corkscrew Canyon, Dark Fantasy, Geological Wonders, Geology, Grand Canyon, John_Ozmore, Lower Antelope Canyon, National Monuments, National parks, Nature Photography, Oddly_Eccentric, Photo Blog, Photographer, Road Trip, Sandstone Caverns, The_Blood_of_Winter, Travel, Travel Photography, Utah Hiking, Writer
After a crazy drive through a blizzard we managed to get out of Salt Lake City before all highway lanes were shut down. We escaped the foul weather and saw the sun again on our way to Zion National Park. We were able to get a room at the lodge inside the park. We took the riverside walk to the narrows as the sun set. It was dark when we arrived at… Read More
After visiting Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Devils Tower Monuments, we arrived at Yellowstone. Most of the roads were closed because it was so late in the season. I have been to Yellowstone years ago in late September and the place was extremely crowded, despite the fact that it was technically the off-season. Although I was disappointed we wouldn’t get to see many of the sights the park is known for, experiencing… Read More
Check out johnozmore.com for artwork, sculptures, writing, and photography from the author or to purchase the Dark Fantasy novel, “The Blood of Winter” from Amazon, available in paperback and Kindle versions. E-book… Read More
Category: Ozark Highlands Trail Tags: Arbaugh, Arkansas Nature, Arkansas Nature Photography, Arkansas Outdoors, B.R.T, backpacking, Buffalo National River, Buffalo River Trail, Cedar Creek, Fairview Campground, Herrod's Creek, Hobo Falls, Hurricane Creek, John Ozmore Author, Lake Fort Smith, Moore C.C.C. Camp, Nature Photography, OHT, Ozark Highlands Trail, Ozarks, Ozone, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25, Photo Blog, Richland Creek, The Blood of Winter Book, The Natural State, thru-hike, thru-hike gear, thru-hike on a budget, Tom Shanks and Spalding the Friendly Face-Hugger
It had been another dark, rainy day of hiking and I had seen very little of the sun. After finishing the Ozark Highlands Trail at Woolum I was over 180 miles into this journey and 33 days in the wilderness. I had a heavy pack with a full load of water, 2 Nalgene bottles, camelbak reservoir, and a one liter collapsible bag. Despite the promises of the name, the Buffalo River Trail… Read More
Category: Ozark Highlands Trail Tags: Arkansas Nature, Arkansas Nature Photography, Arkansas Outdoors, B.R.T, backpacking, Buffalo National River, Buffalo River Trail, John Ozmore Author, Kazumi Tabata, Nature Photography, OHT, Ozark Highlands Trail, Ozarks, Photo Blog, Secret Tactics Book, The Blood of Winter Book, The Natural State, thru-hike, thru-hike gear, thru-hike on a budget, Tom Shanks and Spalding the Friendly Face-Hugger