Seattle and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Backtracking a bit, I wanted to share a few pictures of my days in Seattle and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge before Andrew’s swim. This is by no means a complete account of what… Continue reading

Olympic National Park, Part 2: Mountains, Forest, and Wildlife

As stunning as the beaches and lakes were, Olympic did not disappoint with its glaciated mountains and dense temperate rainforest. The 17 mile drive from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Hurricane… Continue reading

Olympic National Park, Part 1: Beaches and Swimming

Looking for snow-capped mountains, temperate rainforest, and cliffs overlooking wild surf? May I recommend Olympic National Park? Located in northwest Washington State, Olympic features the Olympic Mountain range complete with glaciers, the Hoh… Continue reading

Andrew Swims!

For the about week or so I was in or around Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula preparing for my friend Andrew’s swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In summary, Andrew attempted… Continue reading

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park was truly spectacular, a masterpiece of thick green forest, ice capped mountains, and vibrant blue and green water. Unlike Yellowstone or Grand Teton, Glacier remains mostly untamed and inaccessible by… Continue reading

Yellowstone, Part 3: Waterfalls

Yellowstone was no less rich in waterfalls and beautiful rivers. We saw two of the largest waterfalls in the park, Upper Falls and Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River as well as Mystic… Continue reading

Yellowstone, Part 2: Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Rock Formations

The incredible volcanic activity at Yellowstone has also contributed to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a 24-mile long canyon that largely came about due to faulting of the rock when the Yellowstone Caldera… Continue reading

Yellowstone, Part 1: Geothermal Features

My favorite parts of Yellowstone were almost all geothermal features. Because the park is located over an underground active volcano, there are numerous geysers, hot springs, boiling mud pits, and other formations created… Continue reading

Grand Teton National Park, Part 2: Buffalo, Kamikaze Deer, and a Mountain Climb. And an Introduction to Yellowstone.

Sorry for the delay everyone! I haven’t found a fast enough 3G connection to upload pictures until now and I was going to post a proof-of-life message when my phone lost 3G too.… Continue reading

Side trip to Cheyenne and Grand Teton National Park, Part 1

After an impromptu invitation from Carrie’s friend Jill, we turned South to Cheyenne. Along the way we encountered historical markers from the Oregon Trail and even got to see the ruts carved into… Continue reading