Best West Outdoors

Terry J. Richard
Outdoor recreation and travel, mainly in the U.S. West but other places I've been, too -- and climate change.
Created 28 Aug 2021
  • Utah's Angels Landing to require hiking permits
    04 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    The midsection of the Angels Landing Trail at Zion National Park (BWO photo). Better get used to it, if you haven’t already. Beginning next year hikers will need to apply through a lottery for a permi...
  • Red Rock outside Vegas shines bright without neon
    03 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Red Rock Canyon on the west side of Las Vegas, Nevada (BWO photo). Vegas rocks! You already knew that, you say? But did you know Vegas has Red Rock? Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the g...
  • Wild elephant makes for a wild ride
    03 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Talk about getting your money’s worth. Here’s a load of African safari tourists running for their lives from a none-to-happy elephant (in tweet below). Limar @LisaMar72358047@Desiree_Laverne @elisetem...
  • Spirit Mountain gets local support as a Nevada national monument
    02 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    Looking east toward Newberry Range and Spirit Mountain in southern Nevada (BWO photo). Spirit Mountain rises to the southeast, above Lake Mojave, when seen from the Wee Thump Wilderness near Searchlig...
  • Welcome to Hawaii; let's have a snowball fight
    01 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (BWO photo from 2005). Who hasn’t been snowed on during their Hawaii vacation? Me! During my 10 trips to Hawaii, I was too smart to roam the big peaks in winter when heavy weather wa...
  • BLM wants visitors to leave no trace in its sagebrush
    30 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    You would be amazed how hard it is to dig a cat hole in the Utah BLM’s Escalante slickrock (BYO photo). Does the coyote poop in the sagebrush? The BLM sounds like it doesn’t want to know. The Utah off...
  • Railroad pedaling offers new kind of adventure
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    The Rail Explorers is a railroad tour at Railroad Pass out Las Vegas and Boulder City, Nev. (BWO photo) Talk about your high-speed rail! There you are, pedaling along with your buddy on a cart special...
  • Navajo Council supports Utah wilderness act
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Upper Coyote Gulch, Canyons of the Escalate (BWO photo). One of America’s long lingering state wilderness proposals recently drew support of an important ally, the Navajo Nation Council. The Salt Lake...
  • Victoria Falls hotels: glamorous or glamp
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Victoria Falls Rest Camp and Lodges (BWO photo). No need to spend a fortune visiting Africa’s wonders. By all means, splurge if you want. But there’s also the other side of the coin, for when travel o...
  • Southern Africa travel ban locks away scenic treasures
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa (BWO photo). The world is a small place. Every day we learn a bit more about how small. Setting climate change aside, we’re back to damage control with the vi...
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