Sitting on the vibrant red rocking chair on the porch of my hotel room at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, I listened. The early morning calls of birds waking the world and the creaks and groans of the shrinking Root Glacier just a stone’s throw from me dominated the otherwise quiet scene. It seemed to me as if this morning show of song and silence was for me and me alone. Any other sound that was occurring in the surrounding expanse of the park’s 13.2 million acres was muffled by the ripening raspberry bushes, trembling aspen groves and deep blue glacial ice.Read more
About: Casey Carr
If life were a citrus fruit, Casey would be a professional at squeezing every drop of goodness out of it. She loves how leading trips for Backroads makes that juice oh-so sweet. She’s led trips primarily in the US National Parks, including Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon, Denali & Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Glacier in Montana, as well as biking trips in Tuscany and Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. Outside of Backroads, her eclectic travel experiences usually involve a bike tour or a farm and always include fantastic food. Casey’s recent undertakings include working on an artisan goat cheese farm in eastern Washington, doing a work/study program at an ashram in California and completing a bike tour from San Francisco to the Mexico border.
Recent Posts by Casey Carr
Everybody loves a great hotel. And we all love that moment of discovery: walking into an elegant lobby or stepping into our luxurious room with a view out the window that reminds us we're somewhere special--whether it's a sweeping seascape or a snowcapped mountain peak. I've been fortunate to stay at some truly amazing hotels while leading trips for Backroads, and here are seven that stand out.Read more
My love affair with the national parks began when I was 9 years old. I learned at that young age that the best family memories are the ones where we shared an adventure, where we set off and explored something new and exciting together. Those are the memories of my childhood and of my parents that I still carry with me today.Read more
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