Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.
So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”
If you love wild flowers, go to Berkeley Park now!
To get there – Continue reading “Berkeley Park”
If we were to do Zion National Park all over again, we would hike the Angels Landing first thing in the morning, when the air’s cool and our energy level high.
This we did at Arches National Park. Continue reading “Arches National Park – Delicate Arch”
If you have just one day to kill in Zion National Park, what would you do? Continue reading “Zion National Park in a Day”
Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest can be rather interesting.
When we arrived at the Wallace Falls State Park, the rain was still pouring down. So we decided to sit in the car and have breakfast. Minutes later the sky cleared and we set out for the hike.
If you love water, you will love this park. Continue reading “Hiking: Wallace Falls State Park”
My fourth day in Greenland – I decided to take it easy.
I revisited the blue trail that I walked on the first day under the midnight sun. Only this time I was more relaxed and observant. Continue reading “Back to Ilulissat”
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
Was there another calving? I got up and rushed to the window… Continue reading “Hike to the Delta”
People come to Mt. Rainier, in the summer for its myriad displays of wild flowers; in the winter for its endless opportunities of winter sports.
But on a beautiful sunny day in the autumn…
The view could be equally astonishing.
Continue reading “Hiking: Autumn in Mt. Rainier”