Organ Peak Trail

A deep plunge into the Organ Mountains. All my life I have wanted to live near a national park, to be close enough to look at the map and not have to prioritize, to just say, “I am going to walk every inch of every trail, visit in every season, and glimpse every creature.” InContinue reading “Organ Peak Trail”

Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Alaskan Center for Coastal Studies: Part One

                On the southwestern edge of the Kenai Peninsula is the small fishing town of Homer, Alaska. We had heard that it was a good jumping off point for expeditions into the national parks on the opposite side of Cook Inlet, so one day we drove down to see what we could scrounge up. IfContinue reading “Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Alaskan Center for Coastal Studies: Part One”

Kenai Fjords: Whale Watching among the Glaciers

Sightings of whales and other marine wildlife off the shores of Kenai Fjords.

Kenai Fjords: 43 of 62 (Part One)

A foray to Kenai Fjords and Seward, AK.

The Alaskan Adventure Begins

Our first day in Alaska!

Congaree National Park in Winter: Probably Not a Great Idea.

First off, I want to apologize for not posting for a few weeks. As I mentioned in a few past articles, I was dealing with the last stages of my mother’s cancer. She passed at the beginning of February and I just couldn’t write, both psychologically and because of all the business I had toContinue reading “Congaree National Park in Winter: Probably Not a Great Idea.”