Ashland Lakes

Upper Ashland Lake

Today my friend and I hiked the Ashland Lakes trail.  Despite the endless torture of mosquitoes, for which were ill prepared for, this was still one of my all time favorite hikes. The trail-head parking lot was easy to find, Continue reading Ashland Lakes

Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

Sierra Negra Caldera

During my trip to the Galapagos, we stayed three nights on Isabela Island.  All the islands of the Galapagos were formed by volcanoes and Isabela is no different, but it was the one island where we ventured up to, around Continue reading Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

2012 Week #33

Fungus

Today a friend and I hiked to Barclay Lake.  It’s one of my favorite hikes, but I was pretty disappointed by the amount of fog.  I still got a few photos, but these fungi were my favorites.

Hiking and Viewing at Flat Top in Anchorage, Alaska

Flat Top

Whenever I’m asked for places to see in Alaska (or more specifically Anchorage) Flat Top makes the cut.  The main viewing area can be accessed by car (driving directions below).  Depending on the weather Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady) and Mt. McKinley Continue reading Hiking and Viewing at Flat Top in Anchorage, Alaska

Franklin Ghost Town

Mount Rainier

Saturday’s hike marked our second attempt to get to Franklin Ghost Town. This time I had a rain jacket that was the right size, but wouldn’t you know it wasn’t really needed. It was a gloriously sunny day. I did Continue reading Franklin Ghost Town

Feature Show Falls

Feature Show Falls

Feature Show Falls is on the Boulder River Trail.  To Get there head east from Arlington, Washington on Hwy 530 to milepost 41 and turn right on forest road 2010.  The dirt road goes for 4 ½ miles before ending at Continue reading Feature Show Falls

Hiking to Melmont Ghost Town

Fairfax Bridge over Carbon River

What I won’t do to have a little adventure in my life. Today the plan was a hike to Melmont Ghost Town.  We were to see remnants of buildings left behind from a time when Melmont Coal Mine was active.  Continue reading Hiking to Melmont Ghost Town

Lord Hills Park in Monroe, Washington

Green Berries

When I heard that this week’s theme for FriFotos, on Twitter, was green I immediately thought of a hike we did at Lord Hills Park near Monroe, Washington last summer.  If you are in the area, definitely check it out (at the Continue reading Lord Hills Park in Monroe, Washington

Walking in the Steps of Mayans at ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

Today was my second and my Mom’s first visit to ATM.  It was tied for my favorite things to do in Belize when I visited in December 2010.  Today I wasn’t sure what to expect…would it be exactly the same?…would Continue reading Walking in the Steps of Mayans at ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene (almost) – July 17, 2011

This hike to Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene was both difficult and entertaining.  Julie had to cancel the day before because of an event her son was doing and she didn’t want to feel rushed…neither did the rest of Continue reading Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene (almost) – July 17, 2011