Category: National Parks

The Grand Canyon

First of all, my apologies to the Grand Canyon. When I did a story a year ago on Favorite National Parks it didn’t even make my list!  (See that story here ) Boy was I wrong!  Honestly I’d only been to the Grand Canyon once…

Transformation by a River

Having just returned from the Grand Canyon, it seemed fitting to present this rugged landscape, transformed by the river flowing through it, for this week’s photo challenge. Transformation More stories and pictures to come from the Land of the Sun, the beautiful state of…

Alaska Cruise Highlight: Glacier Bay

After leaving Juneau we cruised through the night and entered magnificent Glacier Bay the next morning. As we entered the Bay, National Park Rangers boarded the ship and narrated the cruise for us. According to the National Park website:  “Covering 3.3 million acres of…

Just Another Day Trip to Mt. Rainier, at Mowich Lake

We’ve visited Mt. Rainier more times this year than any other that I can remember. Maybe we’re finally taking full advantage of not working? (Okay, we’re retired, though I don’t like that word.)  Or maybe it finally dawned on us how very close and…

Sol Duc, Rialto Beach and Sequim

I promised to finish the story and so here we are, at Sol Duc Hot Springs, deep in the heart of Olympic National Park. It rained overnight and we wake up to gray skies and drizzle.  It seems a good bet that more rain…

A Journey to Olympic National Park

It’s one of my favorite national parks and why not? It has everything:  glacier capped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, wild remote beaches, and the largest track of preserved old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest. Time it right and you…

The Many Faces of Mt Rainier, or 4th of July Part 2

In the last post I told you of our 4th of July adventure at Mt Rainier National Park, which included a ridge hike at Sunrise and a forest hike through the Grove of the Patriarchs on the Ohanapecosh River.   I will complete the story…

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