Position: Special to the Herald

Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

From hospital to hotel

No other railroad connected the Southwest to the rest of America like the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Over a century after the railroad entered New Mexico many of its legendary hotels have been...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Grand Canyon by water 14 days below the rim

It had been 105 degrees in the sun, but luckily I was in the shade when the rocks rolled and I tumbled downslope with my right foot firmly wedged between a large boulder and a 50-pound stone. My...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Desert oasis

VERNAL, UTAH– A perennial stream in the desert is a blessing, and across the Colorado Plateau there’s nothing quite like Jones Creek on the Utah/Colorado state line in Dinosaur National Monument....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

One last sunset

Many of us are attracted to nature, expansive views and wild settings. This year millions of Americans will come west to visit our national parks, have a family vacation and make personal memories....

DATE: July 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Saying goodbye to Silt

We moved to Silt on the Western Slope in the summer of 1976. I began my academic career as a fourth-grade teacher. My girlfriend, whom I’d met in San Francisco, had complained about Colorado...

DATE: June 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

It’s a tree – how about a hug? There’s a lot to learn from giants of the forest

OK. I admit it. I’m a tree hugger, but I am not profligate in my affections. Only certain species receive my embrace. I can’t remember when I started hugging trees, but I’ve always admired them,...

DATE: May 10, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Virgin Mary never leaves

Driving across the mystical West, it is important to say a prayer, leave an offering, think of others. The Spanish phrase is vaya con Dios, or “go with God.” North of Abiquiu, N.M., is a roadside...

DATE: April 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

A stone garage’s weird story

OURAYDriving across Colorado and the West, I see historic buildings or structures that compel me to get out of my truck and take a walk. For years, I’ve driven between Silverton and Ouray and...

DATE: March 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Durangoan’s two-volume opus leaves no desert rock’s name unturned

As a young canyoneer and backpacker, Steve Allen wanted to learn more about the red rock canyon country of southern Utah. He began a desert quest that took him into some of the wildest country in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Dinosaurs come alive in Utah

JENSEN, UtahDinosaurs are back! Well, maybe not from the Cretaceous Age 150 million years ago, but they’ve returned again on display at Dinosaur National Monument in northeast Utah. Actually, the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

West's most unwanted

This year marks the 100th anniversary of statehood for Arizona and New Mexico, but why did it take until 1912 for them to become states? Amidst all the hoopla of centennial celebrations the actual...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

How Lincoln settled the West

WESTCLIFFEAll across the West they stand forlorn and forgotten. Many have tumbledown roofs, sagging walls, gaping doors. Yet these modest 10-by-12-foot homestead cabins represent a revolution in...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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