Yosemite is Open 360


California is on fire. (What else is new).  However, this summer fires closed Yosemite Valley for an extended period of time.  The valley wasn’t at risk of the fire, rather the wind was pushing the smoke into the valley and causing very bad air quality.  Recently the park re-opened, reddit user cesar1894 shared this video … Continued

I’m Back


I never really was “gone” Luck has the #aspen changing colors at just the right pace for us to enjoy them! It's so #neat to see the pockets of color among the #mountainside of @rockynps ———-: #nationalparks #nps #rockymountains #rockymountainnationalpark #america #colorado #maga #beautiful #clouds #aspen #fallcolors #nationalparkservice #roadtrip #nature #naturephotography #aspencolorado A post shared … Continued

360° Cuyahoga


Here’s a 360° Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  It’s not much, I did only spend half a day there, remember.  Still, it’s cool to watch and play around in.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that camera!

Cuyahoga Valley NP


Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located right outside of Cleveland Ohio, and unlike Niagara Falls, is actually directly on the way to Chicago.  So I’m totally going to being stopping there as I make my way across the nation for Thanksgiving. It’s sorta like Vacation, except, it’s not going to be as crazy, or dangerous, … Continued

Lake Clark


The 5th National Park on my list from Alaska is Lake Clark.  Located around Port Alsworth, I stayed at The General Lodge for a week.  From there were went on an overnight kayak trip, an all day hike, and explored the small town.  It was fun, The General was really a great spot, everything was … Continued

Alaska in 360°


Remember the 360° camera I got earlier this summer.  Well, naturally I brought it with me to Alaska.  I took lots of 360° photos, and lots of video.  I even set it up to record a time-lapse of kayaking and hiking.  Unfortunately, Youtube highly compresses the 360 video.  Hopefully they’ll fix that little issue soon.

Gates of the Arctic National Park


The park I was most excited to get to – Gates of the Arctic.  I spent 6 days on the Noatak River kayaking over 80 river miles with 11 awesome new friends.  It was some of the most fun I have ever had.  Instead of re-canting what I’ve spent countless nights putting together, I will … Continued

Wrangell-St. Elias


I told you I would have some photos, and now I do.  At least part of the trip anyway.  Here are some photos from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  I have some of the other parks done, but not fully uploaded yet, if you’re savvy you could find them, or you could wait.  I bet you’ll … Continued

Happy Birthday NPS!


100 years ago Congress created the National Park Service to oversee management and protection of the various lands that were quickly being protected by presidents and Congress.  I’m not finished visiting every park yet, there’s still 30ish left for me to get to, but I’m making a dent in the list, and that’s what matters … Continued

Natchez Trace Road


Not everything in the National Park system is a park.  There are actually a handful of National parkways.  The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of them, and it winds its way 444 miles through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.  You can drive the whole thing in a few days.  Roadtrippers has a nice write up on … Continued