Winter in Raccoon Creek State Park, PA

While the West has been logging record snowfall this winter, Western Pennsylvania has received very little snow. In training for the Bighorn 52 mile trail race in June, I’ve been out on local trails… Continue reading

Looking ahead to 2017, a look back to the French Alps

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot I really… Continue reading

Fall morning in the White Mountains, New Hampshire

Low clouds lift around the White Mountains near Franconia, New Hampshire. This view is from just west of Littleton, NH and the Moore Reservoir. The Appalachian Trail runs over Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, and… Continue reading

Arches National Park and Moab, Utah

At just over 119 square miles, Arches National Park is a little less than 1/5 the size of Canyonlands but still packs a powerful punch. One thing I really liked about driving around… Continue reading

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Deep, wide canyons carved in part by the Colorado and Green rivers help to form Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah. The vast park provides visitors with beautiful canyons, arches, mesas, buttes, and high… Continue reading

Exploring Italy’s Dolomites though photography

There are some places that just naturally lend themselves to black and white photography. Then there’s places like Italy’s Dolomites that rise even above that. The sheer scale and beauty of these mountains,… Continue reading

Hiking the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites, Italy

Rising out of the valley floor like rockets blasting off for space, the peaks of the Dolomites have an aesthetic that I haven’t been able to shake for years. The Dolomites mountains, located in northeastern… Continue reading

High above Haute-Savoie, France

The Spring snow melt in Haute-Savoie’s Aravis valley southwest of Chamonix reveals a winding mountain road in the small village of Manigod. France’s Haute-Savoie department is one of my favorite places to travel in… Continue reading

Basse-Normandie, France

The beaches of northern France have been attracting travelers for centuries. In particular, the D-Day beaches of Normandy are a popular destination because of their close proximity to Paris. Though history is a big… Continue reading

Bali, Indonesia

After a work trip to Jakarta I made time to stop in Bali for a few days before returning home. The predominantly Hindu island, sandwiched between Java and Lombok, was first inhabited around 2000… Continue reading