My last day in Chamonix, I had plans to hike Lac Cornu, but decided, last minute, that a change of scenery would be necessary. I took the train to Vallorcine, boarded a liftContinue reading “Hiking: Col de Balme, France”
Hiking: Lac Blanc, France
Good morning Mont Blanc! It was seven o’clock in the morning when I took this picture before heading out to Les Praz de Chamonix then catch the first telecabin to La Flégère.Continue reading “Hiking: Lac Blanc, France”
Hiking: Harry’s Ridge
There is absolutely no shade on this trail. But the view is worth the ordeal!
Hiking: Diablo Lake
This is a rewarding hike in the North Cascade National Park. No pass needed.
Hiking: Artist Point Snowshoe
The road for the last stretch of the Mt. Baker Highway was completely clear. The sun had been shining for the past two days. With avalanche danger being low, Monday was a perfect day to head up to Artist Point.
Bald Eagles on Skagit River
“For my part, I wish the eagle had not been chosen as the representative of this country. He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Two weekends ago, I went to see our National Bird.
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Hiking: Oyster Dome
There’s a 3-mile uphill gravel road between the freeway and Samish Overlook. With a low clearance vehicle, we drove very carefully . Continue reading “Hiking: Oyster Dome”
Hiking: Annette Lake
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”
Zion National Park in a Day
If you have just one day to kill in Zion National Park, what would you do? Continue reading “Zion National Park in a Day”