The Great Sand Sunset

The year 2015 has drawn to an end and it seems fitting to celebrate it with a sunset photo that I took earlier this year while visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park. This has been a great year and I look forward to many new adventures in 2016! See you next year!

Devil’s Causeway

This is the Devil’s Causeway. It is a rocky ridge line that narrows down to only 4′ wide with more than a 100-foot vertical drop on both sides. You can find this death-defying narrow strip of land near the small town of Yampa, Colorado. If you are up to the challenge, you can walk (or crawl as some do)…

Sand Mountain

The size of a sand dune can be hard to grasp from a single image. These are featureless landscapes and as such could be small ant hills or massive mountains. Footprints and the lone hiker help to speak to the size of this dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park. The silhouette of the hiker making his way up…

Weather Worn

The power of nature is simply incredible. Sometimes it destroys in a matter of seconds, but all to often it is the relentless weathering that tears down man’s efforts and restores the earth to it raw glory. Here, in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we see how nature slowly tears and buries the traces of…

Chocolate Rainbows

These are the Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island in the Philippines. They are so named because the grass on the hills turns brown, like chocolate, during the dry season—resembling Hersey’s Chocolate Kisses. This photo was taken on a rainy day. I climbed up the viewing hill and as I neared the top, the clouds parted just long enough for…

Georgia Fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year, wherever I am. I took this near Jasper, Georgia in the fall of 2010. The mountains feel like home to me. Although I prefer the vast expanse and solitude of the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Mountains are where I grew up—I love it here.