Milky Way Above Campground

Milky Way and Night Sky Over Big Lagoon County Park, California

The Milky Way Galaxy extending out from a glowing campfire at the campground. Big Lagoon County Park, California

The first week or so of the whole trip prevented me from getting any shots of my favorite time of day: night time. The first night was entirely too cold so I wound up getting to sleep early and then every night thereafter was too cloudy.… Keep reading...

Red Fall Leaves Against Evergreens

Fall Leaves Along Highway 26 in Oregon

Red fall leaves contrasting against evergreen trees along Highway 26. Ochoco National Forest, Oregon

Not even realizing it, mid-October turned out to be the perfect time of year to be driving through Oregon. Fall leaves were at their peak all along Highway 26 and made for an amazing display for practically the entire drive.… Keep reading...

Sweet Creek Trail on Boardwalk

Sweet Creek Hike Near Mapleton, Oregon

A section of the Sweet Creek Trail as a boardwalk as it passes over the calm waters of Sweet Creek. Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon

The Sweet Creek Trail begins just outside of a small community called Mapleton, Oregon. I hiked it with my aunt on the way out of Eugene heading toward the Oregon coast.… Keep reading...

Colorado River Below Canyons

Camping at Dead Horse Point State Park and Trip Update

The Colorado River winding its way into Canyonlands National Park. Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

First of all, this one is not from this current trip, but a past trip to the Moab, Utah area at one of my favorite relatively unknown locations, Dead Horse Point State Park. With Arches and Canyonlands National Parks right next door, it’s often easy to overlook a state park.… Keep reading...