101 Years of the National Park Service – Vernal Falls

August 25th, 2017… It has been 101 years since the National Park Service was established in the United States. The National Parks are now taken for granted as places we have available to us. It hasn’t always been that way. For the better part of human history the ownership of land meant wealthy and power….

Colorado’s Best Autumn Road Trip

Summer is drawing to a close and my favorite time of year is almost upon us. As the New Englanders say, “It is time for some leaf peeping.” Below you will see the route for Colorado’s best autumn road trip. On this trip you will pass through the largest Aspen forest in Colorado and by…

Elk Invasion

It’s that time of year again when the elk invasion of Estes Park, Colorado takes place. These massive creatures, a part of the deer family, never really leave the small mountain town and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, but during the mating season (aka: The Rut) they show up in droves. Elks tend to…

A Windy Total Solar Eclipse

Yesterday a large portion of the United States had the privilege of experiencing a total solar eclipse. An event rarely experienced by so many. I had never been in an area during an eclipse that experienced the “totality” effect. Totality is when the moon completely and perfectly blots out the sun. Jennifer and I made…

Dew a Sunrise

A few weeks ago I wrote about the adventure Jennifer and I had traveling to Marokopa Falls in New Zealand. It was down remote windy backroads that consisted of mostly dirt and rock. The fog was thick, but when we rose above it the New Zealand sunrise was stellar. We found this dew covered wire…

Grown from Stone

I am always amazed how life can take root almost anywhere. I found this old Juniper tree on a barren rock… seemingly having grown from stone. Its roots spreading out and searching for the soil. I think this tree had lost its battle for life in Utah’s desert terrain, but the fact that it was…

Tunnel Beach

New Zealand is full of amazing landscapes and hidden oases. This is Tunnel Beach and it is one of those amazing hidden nooks located on the South Island near the town of Dunedin. The tunnel in the name refers to the land arch that has been carved out by the sea, but it could just…