Ubehebe Crater at Death Valley

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Fire over Kit Fox Hills…

It was early.  Very early. It was still dark when I cracked my weary eyes and peered sleepily out of the opening in my mummy bag stretched across the cot.  The weather had been a little windy, but nice and I had slept in the open that night so I … [Read more...]

Meadow Magic

One of my favorite things while camping at Yosemite National Park is to wake up early in the morning and pause for reflection as the sun rises over the meadows. The same is true at the "golden hour" before sunset. The meadows are truly magical and … [Read more...]

Sunset at Black Canyon

The South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is lined with overlooks. Some of the overlooks require short hikes to get to, while others are located right off the road. All of the overlooks offer a different view of the magnificent canyon, and … [Read more...]

How big is Half Dome in Yosemite? This big!

We walked just 50 feet from where we parked at Glacier Point when I saw Half Dome for the first time. Tater, my 5 year old fearless adventurer, had already begun the boulder problem that would become his focus for the next 20 minutes. He climbed the … [Read more...]

Sunset in Red Rock Country

A magical and powerful sunset in the middle of red rock country at Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park. … [Read more...]

Fall in Arches National Park

Fall color is amazing and is one thing that will get photographers out of their cozy beds and into the frosty pre-dawn mornings this time of year.  When I think of Fall color I think of places like Acadia National Park or Great Smoky Mountain NP, … [Read more...]

Yosemite Valley on foot

Yosemite Valley offers two distinct types of experiences for visitors exploring the Park on foot. There are countless hikes in the moderate to strenuous category that make for an unbelievable trip for experienced hikers and backpackers. But we … [Read more...]

October colors in The Narrows

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Grand Prismatic Spring – A ridge scramble for a view of a lifetime

While visiting Yellowstone National Park with another family, we decided to see the Grand Prismatic Spring, but not from the boardwalk that is adjacent to it. I had seen a lot of pictures online and most of them were too close to really experience … [Read more...]