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.

Sandy Expanse

I believe that Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the most underrated U.S. National Parks. It is uniquely positioned in an area of the country that is known for its mountains, not its sand. It is home to the 750′ tall Star Dune, which is North America’s tallest dune. I could hike here…