Zion National Park, Utah

Traveling through the Southwest U.S. in the fall was a new experience for me. I have spent most of my time in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in September, October and November. I don’t… Continue reading

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado

You hear the steam engine chugging along, working hard powering the train through the San Juan Mountains long before you see it. To me it is such a timeless sound, amplified even more… Continue reading

North Fork Mountain, West Virginia

Tucked deep in the hills and valleys of West Virginia, North Fork Mountain offers an iconic view of the Mountain State. On top of being one of the most scenic ridgeline hikes in… Continue reading

A western meadowlark and the Mission Mountains, Montana

In photography, like in life, things often happen when you least expect it. While visiting the National Bison Range in Montana on a beautiful late-spring afternoon, I received a bit of that good… Continue reading

The Sagrada Familia at dusk, Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece looms large over Barcelona, and it has an especially unique feel at dusk. The variety of the stained glass comes even more to life. Viewed from the street, you’re… Continue reading

Memorial Day, Omaha Beach, France

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. We remember and pay tribute to those members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and ideals. I thought… Continue reading

Donoho Lake, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska

This remote national park in Alaska’s east is the same size as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Switzerland combined! While I was only able to visit a very small portion of the park, I can… Continue reading

Black Canyon Ultras 100k

100 kilometers, 62.13 miles. The distance had become etched into my mind. It would be the furthest distance I have ever run. I had been looking forward to testing myself and seeing whether… Continue reading

One World Trade Center, New York City

From here to infinity. That’s definitely how far it feels like to the top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan when you’re standing at its base. The building is striking from just… Continue reading

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Maine

The easternmost point on the U.S. mainland sits tucked at the bottom of a hill on a peninsula jutting out from Lubec, Maine. As you descend down to West Quoddy Head Light, you… Continue reading