POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park: looking down from the overlook. The Phelps Lake Overlook trail is not an overly challenging hike, roughly two miles out and back from the Death Canyon Trailhead. However, I will say that getting there is part of the adventure. We entered Grand Teton National Park from the Granite … Continue reading POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

A Century after the Appalachian Trail was proposed…

A century after the Appalachian Trail was proposed, millions hike it every year seeking ‘the breath of a real life’ McAfee Knob in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the Appalachian Trail’s most scenic vistas. Ben Townsend/Flickr, CC BY Charles C. Chester, Brandeis University The Appalachian Trail, North America’s most famous hiking route, stretches over 2,189 … Continue reading A Century after the Appalachian Trail was proposed…

POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

Jackson Lake adventures: there is definitely something special about the Tetons, Jackson Lake and Grand Teton National Park. The allure is so great that we keep heading back year after year, both in the summer and winter. This picture on Jaskson Lake was taken almost four years ago to the day, and we are headed … Continue reading POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

POTW: Sacred Dancing Cascade

Sacred Dancing Cascade, tucked away along the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Glacier National Park. After spending the day on Lake McDonald, a quick jaunt to Avalanche Falls accompanied by a stroll through the Trail of the Cedars, we stopped at the Sacred Dancing Cascade.

Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

Yellowstone is losing its snow as the climate warms, and that means widespread problems for water and wildlife Snow melts near the Continental Divide in the Bridger Wilderness Area in Wyoming, part of the Greater Yellowstone Area. Bryan Shuman/University of Wyoming, CC BY-ND Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming When you picture Yellowstone National Park and its … Continue reading Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of the least visited National Parks; however, if you are in the neighborhood it is worthy of a visit. Known as steep, deep and narrow, the Gunnison River has carved it way through the volcanic rock to reach metamorphic rock below, creating the canyon as … Continue reading POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison