Andrew SlatonExplorer

Andrew is a commercial landscape and active lifestyle photographer living on the road full-time with his yogi wife, Ellen, dog, Islay Blue, and stud cat, Colonel Bubba. Based wherever the wind takes them, and teaching workshops along the way. www.slatonworkshops.com

Hike Courthouse Butte Loop

Sedona, Arizona

While most people stop to hike the Bell Rock Trail, you can get away from the congestion and madness by tackling the nearby Courthouse Butte trail. This moderate hike is 4.

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Watch the Sunset at Joe Pool Lake

Cedar Hill, Texas

Cedar Hill State Park and Joe Pool Lake are located just outside of Downtown Dallas. While Joe Pool Lake has many access points, I prefer the picnic area I marked on the map.

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Explore White Rock Lake

Dallas, Texas

White Rock Lake is the crown jewel of Dallas. It includes a 9.3 mile loop trail that is available for hikers, bikers, and walkers.

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Walk the Katy Trail

Dallas, Texas

The Katy Trail cuts through the busy downtown Dallas area and offers the perfect way to get away for a lunch break or afternoon walk.

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Relax at Klyde Warren Park

Dallas, Texas

Klyde Warren Park spans 5.2 acres over the Woodall Rogers Freeway in downtown Dallas and is a great place to spend an afternoon or Saturday.

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Hike through the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Plano, Texas

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a free, fantastic get-away for a quick dose of the outdoors in the middle of the busy city.

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Hike to Slide Lake

Cora, Wyoming

The Winds in Wyoming are incredibly beautiful and offer some of the most challenging, but rewarding hikes.

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Hike to Shirley Lake

Cora, Wyoming

Shirley lake is a beautiful and not heavily traveled area in the Winds. To get there, you start at the Green River Lakes trailhead (8,000 ft) and head out on the Western shore of the lower lake.

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Hike to the Crow’s Nest in the Wind River Range

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Crow’s Nest sits just above Glimpse Lake in the Winds. It is best accessed from the most infrequently used trailhead in the range.

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Double O Arch, Arches National Park, UTAH

Grand County, Utah

Double O Arch is on the trail to several very popular arches. So the beginning of your trip may be crowded, but fear not, most of the people stop when they reach landscape arch only .8 miles in.

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Hike the Big Horn Overlook Trail

Moab, Utah

As a pet owner, you probably know that bringing your pooch along on your National Park adventures can be a frustrating experience.

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Hike The Syncline Trail in Canyonlands NP

Moab, Utah

Be advised, the NPS signs and maps that warn of a very difficult hike ahead are not hyperbole, as I thought at first.

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Capture Sunrise at Dead Horse Point SP

Moab, Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park sits next to Canyonlands National Park with expansive views of the canyons carved by the Colorado River.

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Hike the Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP

Alamosa County, Colorado

The Mosca Pass trail is an (approx) 8 mile out and back hike that takes you through beautiful ponderosa and aspen forests to summit 1500 above the start.

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Hike the Cirque of the Towers

Boulder, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Wind River Range is home to some of the most rugged wilderness in the lower 48 states.

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Skiing the Grand Teton NP's Teton Park Road

Moose, Wyoming

Northwestern Wyoming’s Teton Range is one of North America’s truly iconic landscapes.

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Drive along the Signal Mountain Road, Grand Teton NP

Moran, Wyoming

One of the prettiest drives in the park, Signal Mountain Road is located just about a mile from the Signal Mountain Lodge.

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Hike the String Lake Loop, Grand Teton NP

Alta, Wyoming

String Lake is a great place to spend time in Grand Teton National Park. There are many options for fun here including kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and picnicking.

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Hike To Enchanted Rock

Fredericksburg, Texas

Once inside the park, you can't miss either parking lots that are surrounded by picnic tables and well marked signs pointing towards the trails.

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Camp at Pace Bend Park

Spicewood, Texas

Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas.

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Hike Among the Gators in Brazos Bend

Needville, Texas

Looking for the chance to get up close and personal with some American Alligators? Brazos Bend will do just that and more.

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Camp at Alta Lakes

Telluride, Colorado

Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass.

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Camping at "The Observatory"

Moose, Wyoming

Ah...the Observatory. This is not its actual name, but the nickname it has earned over many years of use by the seasonal employees.

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Hike to Leigh Lake

Alta, Wyoming

Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh.

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