POTW: The Kawuneeche Valley

John Muir once said, “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." The Kawuneeche Valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park is a perfect place to do just that. Stella and I spent this past Friday wandering around the north end of the valley via snowshoes.

POTW: Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water...looking west across the calm waters of Lake McDonald inside Glacier National Park. Stella and I kayaked Lake McDonald in mid-July during our Great Montana Adventure. The haze was from the various wildfires that have inundated the west this past summer. Though a bit on the warm side, you could have not … Continue reading POTW: Smoke on the Water

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…