I’ve been trying to complete another post from our winter trip to Organ Pipe Cactus NM but my hotspot is sooooo incredibly slow today – so I gave up! Here’s a shot from Lava Beds NM a week ago when some storms were moving… Continue Reading “Clouds over Grassland”
The Oregon, California and Eastern Railroad bed was converted to the OC&E Woods Line State Trail starting in the early 1990’s and is a 109-mile rail trail that runs from Klamath Falls to Bly, Oregon with an extension to Sycan Marsh. Along the way,… Continue Reading “OC&E Woods Line State Trail”
From a distance, the Lava Beds NM landscape looks fairly barren and harsh. But, up close and personal, there are many wildflowers blooming right now along the trails and roadways. On my travels in and around Gillems Bluff the other day, the sagebrush and… Continue Reading “Lava Beds Desert Bloom”
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is one of 42 “All American Roads” established in the United States. The entire route is nearly 500 miles in length and is easily divided up into leisurely day trips. We are fortunate to be working right smack in… Continue Reading “Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway – Part I”
I noticed this sweet, diminutive flower blooming alongside the Big Nasty Trail near the Lava Beds National Monument border with the Modoc National Forest. This is a native annual plant found throughout the west. Apparently, it has also been present in Vermont – my… Continue Reading “Lava Beds May Wildflowers”
I’ve settled into my new home for the next few months at Lava Beds National Monument. This is a harsh, extreme environment that has been impacted by two major Northern California wildfires in the last two years – the Caldwell Fire in the summer… Continue Reading “Introduction to Lava Beds National Monument”
Oh the joys of being back in a place where WiFi is available!! Taking up where I left off on our wild west tour, our next big outing in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument involved another road trip – this time along the South… Continue Reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Part 3”
We’ve been watching this trio for the past week. They like hanging out on the post and rail fence that marks the cliff edge at our campsite and spend lots of time grooming each other!
Our 6-mile hike in the Sol Duc Forest in Olympic National Park brought us through massive, mossy, dense fir and hemlock stands. The varying shades of green throughout the walk are unrivaled for beauty and awe-factor!
While I continue to have limited cell service, I’ll post sporadically until I have better connectivity!! I used up all my hot spot cell data two weeks ago and have been very limited until today! We have spent the better part of the last… Continue Reading “Pacific Northwest Series”