Winter road trip in New Mexico

Two years ago, we drove into New Mexico for a week-long Christmas road trip. I had a long list of places I wanted to see, experience, and photograph. However, a few days before our flight, it became clear that it would not be the case. It was a year of several weeks long government shutdown…

Bear Lakes Loop Hike

When Labor Day weekend didn’t joice us with snow I wished by the mid January should the Lost Sierra will become a winter paradise. But. The 2016-2017 winter was everything but snowy. I wanted to go snowshoeing Lakes Basin’s Bear Lakes. When we stopped at the trailhead it was covered with the ice. A thin…

Bayview Trail Hike

Somewhere earlier this year I booked the yurt at Fallen Leaf Campground for the end of September. I was soooo happy to spend a night near the Tahoe at the beginning of the Fall. The weather promised to be cool but not cold. And I found a great trail we never hiked previously.

Mount Rainer National Park

Rainer is an active stratovolcano that erupted last time in 1854. Some told that if it erupts again, it could threaten Seattle and cause tsunamis in Puget Sound. The Native Americans called it Tahoma, or Tacoma – “mother of the waters.” The name Rainer was given by George Vancouver in honor of Admiral Peter Rainer….