Treasured Lands Book Review

After following QT Luong on social media and periodically exchanging short communications through such means, I finally met him in person when he invited me to join him into the interior of Yellowstone National Park in the middle of winter. He had already explored and documented every national park by early 2011, but he had never seen Yellowstone buried in snow.… Keep reading...

White Mustang in Desert Sagebrush

White Mustang in Desert Sagebrush

My girlfriend had continued to tell me how connected she felt to mustangs, but that she had never seen one. I continued to tell her I knew where to find them, and I’d show at least one to her one day. That time came on the very first day of our cross-country road trip in the fall of 2016.… Keep reading...

Aspen Trees in Snow Storm

Aspen Grove in Snow Storm

Some days you’re just defeated, something hard to admit after you’ve just hiked over 700 miles out of a goal of 800.

I had just crossed the Grand Canyon before camping on the North Rim. It was the last major obstacle along the Arizona Trail. The last major planned obstacle at least.… Keep reading...

Bald Eagle and the Sleeping Indian

Bald Eagle Landing in Tree

I was exploring a mostly unexplored part of a river in Grand Teton National Park. Not that it’s completely unexplored, it’s just not on the radar for everyday hikes. The high that day was 5 degrees (F), 35 degrees warmer than the low that morning. So more of a snowshoe hike in this case.… Keep reading...