Activities, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Olympic National Park, United States, Washington, Waterfalls, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser Part 2: Point No Point Lighthouse, Olympic National Park, and Madison Falls

You know its a good adventure when it is so jam packed that a single day must be split into two blog posts due to all the amazing photos! This day would start Janice's and my adventure around the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. I had been up the 101 to Port Angeles about a decade… Continue reading PNW Teaser Part 2: Point No Point Lighthouse, Olympic National Park, and Madison Falls

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens

Hey, remember airplanes and traveling for work? Well, I suppose some people never gave up those items, but the last time I was on an airplane I was leaving a meeting at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta where I watched them initiate emergency operations for that new coronavirus circulating... it was January 2020.… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens

Activities, Canyonlands National Park, Cycling, Dead Horse Point State Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 4: Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Dino Tracks at North Klondike Bluffs

Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Sometimes things sound like a really good idea until they're not. When initially planning the trip I decided I wanted to photograph Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park at sunrise, which involves a crazy early morning and waiting in the dark. Then I finally… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 4: Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Dino Tracks at North Klondike Bluffs

Activities, Arches National Park, Cycling, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 3: Navajo Rocks & Arches National Park

Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here Our first full day in Moab! After a cozy night in our cabin, we got an early start on what would be a busy, tiring day starting with a 17-mile mountain bike ride at Navajo Rocks and ending with some hiking in Arches National Park. Navajo Rocks… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 3: Navajo Rocks & Arches National Park

Activities, Colorado, Cycling, United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 2: Kokopelli Trails, KlonZo Trails, and Hurrah Pass

You can read Part 1 here After a very good night's sleep, I awoke way too early, my body ready to go for more adventuring. My friend Sarah was still snoozing away, so I tipped toed around the hotel room, making some tea and reading, waiting for her to stir. Only Sarah could convince me… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 2: Kokopelli Trails, KlonZo Trails, and Hurrah Pass