Fountain Pond

For lack of a better name this is Fountain Pond found in Fountain Park in the little town of Fountain, Colorado… as far as I know there are no real fountains within the city limits. I like images like this one because they are a reminder to me that beauty can be found all around…

Hanging Lake

Glenwood Canyon is known for being the most picturesque landscape along the Interstate Highway system. Few people know that the canyon is home to this beautiful Hanging Lake. In fact, exit 125 off of I-70 (only accessible traveling from west to east), was built solely for the purpose of creating access to this hike. It is a beautiful,…

Glacier’s Iceberg Lake

Glacier National Park, in Montana, is home to some of the most stunning landscape in the lower 48 States. I first traveled through this natural wonder when I was 19 while on a road trip from Georgia to Alaska. We only had a day to spend driving through the park, but I swore that I…

Peters Pool

The west coast of New Zealand’s Southern Island is a great place to get away from the business of the rest of the world. Here you will find glaciers amongst rain forests. This is a very rare occurrence in our world. Franz Josef glacier has carved the valley you see in the photo above. In…

Lake Aviemore

New Zealand is full of beautiful lakes and Lake Aviemore on the South Island is no exception. Many of the South Island lakes are better known because of their blue glacial silt water and location in the Southern Alps, but I found Aviemore to be just as stunning. We drove through this area on our…

Cataract Dam

There is nothing as serene as waking up in your tent with the sound of a cascading stream of water filling the air. Upper Cataract Lake is one of those perfect backpacking destinations in Colorado. It’s a large body of water for this altitude, surrounded by high snowy peaks on three sides, and has a cascading waterfall coming off this natural dam…

Tekapo

There are some places that I’ve been to that just stand out in my memory as clear as if I were standing there today. Lake Tekapo is one of those places. I remember looking at it on the map while planning our trip to New Zealand, and thinking, “oh yeah, we should probably plan on…

Mueller Lake

The Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is made up of stunning glaciated peaks and turquoise blue alpine lakes. This particular lake is known as Mueller Lake and is a highlight along the Hooker Valley Track. The turquoise color of the lake is actually created by the glaciers above. The glaciers slowly grind the rock into a fine…

Upper Cataract

This beautiful oasis is known as Upper Cataract Lake. It can be found deep in the Colorado wilderness. The trailhead is located on a well maintained dirt road relatively close to Silverthorne, Colorado. The hike to the lake is a moderate uphill climb of 5.5 miles. This lake has some of the best back-country camping sites…