Position: Special to the Herald

Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

Hoodoo heaven

Who knew you could leave Durango and drive to the planet Mars? Visiting the Bisti wilderness south of Farmington certainly has the feel of another planet. Maybe that’s why 60 percent of the annual...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

La Posada: An Arizona oasis

I have followed the work of early 20th-century architect Mary Colter across the Southwest from Hermit’s Rest at the Grand Canyon to the Desert View Watchtower, which was inspired by her trips to...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Recapture Canyon

In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on what could be a precedent-setting mistake. In 2005, Blanding residents illegally constructed a seven-mile-long, 4-foot-wide,...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

All eyes to the sky

I love watching hawks, especially red-taileds in the Southwest, and I love watching peregrines, ospreys and eagles wherever I can find them. Imagine scanning skies with binoculars looking for...

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

Route 66 Finding the Mother Road

I had the ride, but not the road. I was living in Tennessee, and I’d bought my dream car, a Big Bird or 1963 pearl white Thunderbird complete with a 390-cubic-inch Ford V-8 engine, brushed aluminum...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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

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