Category: Hikes

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 1

I decided to start off my second season here at Acadia National Park with another photo challenge for myself.  One Photo – One Day for the month of May.  I thought it would be fun to continue this for the summer and see the… Continue Reading “Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 1”

Hiking Acadia – PART 1

“The only neighborhood of mountain and sea on all our Atlantic Coast.  The cliffs look down, not on bay or lake, but upon broad ocean.  It is to find in one, the Isle of Shoals and Wachusett; –Nahant and Monadnock; — Newport and the… Continue Reading “Hiking Acadia – PART 1”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby  Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Our last evening in the Tetons, we… Continue Reading “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a… Continue Reading “Far From the Madding Crowd”

Photography Tales 2

We were 2 miles into our hike from the trailhead that marks the start of the trek into Death Canyon here in the Tetons.  I had not yet taken any photos, concentrating instead on just hiking – as I often do during our ascent… Continue Reading “Photography Tales 2”

Our First Two Weeks at Colter Bay….

Hard to believe that we’ve been settled in the Tetons at Colter Bay for over two weeks!  It’s been a whirlwind of activity getting set up in our camping spot for the summer and training for our jobs at the Jenny Lake Store. My… Continue Reading “Our First Two Weeks at Colter Bay….”

Big Bend The Mountains

The Pine A lone pine stands watch On the summit of the trail Guarding time, and place. My final post reflecting our time in Big Bend has arrived!  I want to share a quote from the author of a book I have on Big… Continue Reading “Big Bend The Mountains”

Big Bend: The Desert Part Two

  Being on the road, and remaining flexible, means that plans can change, and change fast. We found ourselves with an opportunity to work in the Tetons this coming summer, so it meant that we needed to high-tail it back to Vermont earlier than… Continue Reading “Big Bend: The Desert Part Two”

Big Bend: The Desert

Ocotillo   The ocotillo Standing tall in the desert Greets the rising sun. We were introduced to the idea of dispersed camping within Big Bend NP on our prior visit to the park.  At that point, we were taking what would be our final… Continue Reading “Big Bend: The Desert”

Eastern Sierras Revisited

We’ve been in Texas almost a month now, and I thought it was time to catch up on showcasing more of our summer adventures. If you’ve read my previous posts, you have no doubt discovered that the Eastern Sierra region is, at this point… Continue Reading “Eastern Sierras Revisited”