Timberline Falls Cascade

The 8.1 mile round trip hike to Timberline Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park is a strenuous one, but as you can see, well worth the effort. This is a view looking away from the 100′ high waterfalls and across the landscape as the Icy Brook Creek cascades  200′  towards The Lock (the lake in…

Bridging Oceans

You are looking at a crossroads between land and sea, ocean and ocean, and really the world. The bridge in the background is the Centennial Bridge that allows Panama City, Panama’s traffic to cross over the historic Panama Canal. From this road you can eventually explore all of North America (given the proper visas anyways)….

Arches Evening Primrose

It’s moments like these where you realize how many things we pass by so quickly in life. This Evening Primrose flower, albeit very pretty, probably wouldn’t have stood out in a field of flowers. But, place it in the desert, surrounded by gigantic rock structures, and the perspective changes. This delicate Evening Primrose gives a…

Ngauruhoe

This other worldly landscape is the Ngauruhoe Volcano in New Zealand. From this vantage point you can see why the desolate location was chosen to represent Mordor in the Lord of the Rings movies. I think it is something more akin to Mars if not for the blue sky… There fixed that in Photoshop. 🙂

Zebra Crossing

What’s not to love about a place where Zebras stand in the middle of the road and stop traffic… not that there’s much traffic here. I found this Zebra crossing the worn down dusty road in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This is a safari park inside a giant extinct volcanic caldera. It is perhaps…

A Guide to Hiking The Narrows – Zion National Park

What to Know Before You Go Hiking The Narrows, a 16-mile slot canyon carved out by the North Fork of the Virgin River, in Zion National Park, is perhaps the greatest single overnight hike in the world. It is certainly one of those experiences I will never forget. Need a little help figuring out the…

Island Children

These children are growing up on a tiny island in the middle of the Philippine Sea. They have little more than the clothes on their backs. (The kid in the lower right didn’t even have that… he greeted us the way he first greeted the world—butt naked!) Despite their seemingly impoverished lives these island children…

Ice Plant Flower

This beautiful flower is actually called the Ice Plant flower. So called not because they thrive in cold environments, but rather the way they shimmer like ice. They actually grow well in dry areas, making them perfect for adding color to rock gardens. I found this one in Pueblo, Colorado, which has a dry climate.

Providential Sky

Welcome to June everyone! We made it…. to the hot months. I don’t know about you, but it seems like it should still be January. I’m not sure where the heck the last few months have gone. I’m fairly certain I wasn’t abducted by aliens and then returned just now, but I can’t be for…