Off to warm and wet California for the week. Actually, just a bit longer than a week. For the next 5 days I’ll be in the San Francisco area for work, then next weekend I’m hitting up my first new National Park of 2017, Joshua Tree. Look forward for some photos of it later next week. Enjoy.
I don’t have all of my photos yet, Chicago => New York is a very long drive, especially alone. So instead, you can view this one from Instagram from last week. Enjoy.
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, or deadly. Also, I’m not going to film it. Enjoy.
What’s this? Another vacation for the great webmaster? That is correct, I am on a road trip to Niagara Falls. It’s on the way to Chicago, where I will be spending Thanksgiving this year. Yes, it is on the way, believe me.
We’re at the last of my National Park’s for the Alaska trip, Katmai. Famous for it’s bears and Brooks Falls. However, we didn’t go to Brooks Falls though, we spent the time in the backcountry of the park looking for bears up Funnel Creek. Unfortunately it was late in the year for that particular salmon run, we’d have to come back in a few weeks for the next one to start. We still saw 5 different bears, all pretty far away though.
Here, watch this 360 video of it!
I don’t think I shared this video with y’all. I think it’s pretty neat. Yes it’s 5 minutes long, but there’s alot there. And damnit, I spent more time than I should have getting the music to sync up with the video well. So you’ll watch it, and you’ll like it, and you’ll comment on it and say awesome job, can’t wait to see your next one!
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 taken care of for you!
The next park in the list from my Alaska trip is Kobuk Valley. Also above the Arctic Circle, this park is incredible mostly because of the uniqueness of the Sand Dunes. The nice thing about this park was being able to stay in the same camp for a few days in a row. Not having to break down camp every day makes a huge difference! It allowed me to get up early to see sunrise, which from the top of the dunes by camp was beautiful:
Check out all the photos on the Kobuk Valley Collection.
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.