Squeeze Box

On a recent trip to John Boyd Thacher State Park outside Albany, NY Maiya and I stumbled upon a curious apparatus for physique-based access restriction -- the Squeeze Box. I initially assumed it had been installed by park management or local authorities to help ensure the safety of park visitors in response to members' of…

on your right

The Icefields Parkway is a spectacular section of Alberta Highway 93 that parallels the Athabasca, Sunwapta, North Saskatchewan, Mistaya and Bow Rivers as it bisects Jasper National Park between the beautiful mountain towns of Jasper, AB and Lake Louise, AB. Together, Jasper and Banff National Parks draw many tourists each year, most of whom opt…

ghost bikes

In communities across America, bicycles are placed in static display along roadways to mark the locations of tragic transpirations that resulted in the death or severe injury of a cyclist. Painted uniformly white these bicycles contrast starkly with the surrounding environment to draw the eyes of passersby -- motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists alike -- to…