Indian Peaks Creek

Immediately to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park lies the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This is federal land and can be accessed by everyone. It is a place with remote jagged peaks and full of snow in the winter and water in the summer. This remote Indian Peaks creek is just one of many unnamed…

Anthracite Creek

This is a beautiful photo of Anthracite Creek in Somerset, Colorado from the Erickson Springs Campground. It really is a rare sight to see fall colors and snowy mountains at the same time, yet this has happened two years in a row now for 2016 and 2017. Stop by the campground for a quick photo, a…

Sunset on Cascade Creek

In the heart of New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park and along the road to the Milford Sound lies a campground on Cascade Creek. We parked here for the night before heading through the tunnel to the Milford Sound the following day. It was rainy as we pulled into the campground, which is more of a…

What Lies Beneath…

As someone who fears water she can’t see the bottom of, I was terrified of hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park. But, I also wanted to do the hike so bad! So I went—survived—and it was amazing. My husband and I spent two full days making our way through the slot canyon with the…

Frozen Foot Creek

“Frozen Foot” isn’t the official creek name, but rather what my wife and I had after traversing the it barefooted while backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. This is the Lower Ice Lake Basin and one of the best backpacking trips that we’ve ever done. On our hike in the previous day, a violent storm rolled in….

Chattahoochee Tributary

This is a small creek in northern Georgia that eventually flows into the Chattahoochee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. If you asked me to take you here, I could not. I found this picturesque scene while tramping through the North Georgia Mountains several years ago. I am a bit of a nerd. I…

Wild Water

My wife and I were exploring the southwest side of Jamaica when we came across this swelled-looking river. We were driving around and couldn’t resist pulling over on this otherwise normal bridge. We rented a car for the duration of our visit and I must admit that I found the aggressive driving somewhat thrilling. There…

Green Sunset

The remnants of light from the setting sun illuminate the clouds and reflect beautifully on the placid water along the edge of Green River. This is near the Green River Campground inside Dinosaur National Monument. It’s a serene place to camp because of the water and the dark sky, except for when the silent night is broken…

Roaring But Placid

This tranquil looking stream is actually the headwaters for the ominously named Roaring River in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is where the water leaves Lawn Lake and make its way down to the Alluvial Falls, 2,500′ below. The hike to reach this serene location is a rather strenuous 6.25 miles one-way from the Horseshoe Park area…