History at Hawaii Volcanoes

On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked in Hawaii by a Japanese air raid. In the years that followed, the shores of Hawaii were used as military training grounds for a possible invasion of Japan by American troops. When hiking the rocky … [Read more...]

The Watchtower at Desert View – Grand Canyon National Park

I'm a sucker for great architecture.  Many of the older parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon have some amazing legacy architecture that gives a lot of character to the park. On the last trip to Grand Canyon National Park we chose to … [Read more...]

Joshua Tree National Park: The Ghosts of Lost Horse Mine

Given the right frame of mind, one can feel the presence of ghosts in Joshua Tree National Park. The evidence of past, some very distant, human activity is easily found throughout the park. Early Native American petroglyphs, pictographs and ancient … [Read more...]