Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

By Eileen Ogintz DID YOU KNOW: Desert Big Horn Sheep are seen more frequently in the Grand Canyon now that their major food source competitors—wild burros—have been removed. Great Blue Herons, seen everywhere in the canyon, are America’s largest herons. Ravens, often...
A hike to remember: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

A hike to remember: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

By Eileen Ogintz NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, AZ — Wow!   After a five-mile hike, we’re sitting on a rock taking in the panoramic view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon — the different hues in the rock as the sun strikes them, the shapes, the tall...
Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

By Eileen Ogintz Pig or ape… witch or dog… is that a mom and her kids? The famous Hoodoo rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah  look different to each person who oohs and aahs over them…the orange-red color! The...
Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason

Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason

By Eileen Ogintz GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming (June 18, 2010 — The celebrity ignored the scores of paparazzi with their huge camera lenses angling for the best shots–of her and her four five-month-old babies playing on the hill just off the roadway....
Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kayak to a glacier or paddle a canoe while looking for bears snacking along the shore and birds flying overhead. Check out the puffins, the sea otters, harbor seals and more. Scoop glacial ice for your drink. Ryo Sprosts, 8,...