Tahoe National Forest | Travel (128/556)

Tahoe National Forest was a lovely precursor to arriving in Lake Tahoe, California. The sky was mostly covered in wildfire smoke, creating a white backdrop as I drove between the large pines. Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Boca Historic Townsite – an interpretive trail takes you through the once historic town. Calpine Lookout… {read more}

Purple | Week 52 (Project 52)

Closing out this Project 52 assignment with my favorite color in the sky :) Goal: Capture a photograph with the color purple. Camera: Nikon D800 Lens: 16-35 mm

Weather | Week 47 (Project 52)

A storm rolls through, dumping snow on the mountain peaks. Goal: Capture a photograph or weather. Camera: Nikon D800 Lens: 16-35 mm

Lassen National Forest | Travel (126/556)

Smoke filled the air from nearby wildfires as I drove through Lassen National Forest. California was dry and burning in many areas during this road trip. Unfortunately, I have asthma, limiting my hiking in the smokiest stops (including this one). Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Dow Butte Lookout – formerly a fire lookout,… {read more}

Durango Fall Colors | Friday Favorite

Each year my fall road trip takes me through Durango, Colorado during peak fall foliage. Even though my visit was much shorter than usual, the colors and snow capped mountains delivered beautiful views. Until next year. Have a colorful weekend :) Camera: iPhone 7

Shasta-Trinity National Forest | Travel (123 and 124/556)

Another wildfire smoke filled visit, while making my way through Shasta-Trinity National Forest. For weeks, I was certain half of my trip would need to be re-routed due to wildfires. Somehow, someway, I managed to get awfully close to the fires while still keeping on course with all my national forest and national park destinations…. {read more}

Six Rivers National Forest | Travel (122/556)

Wildfire season was in full force during my visit to Six Rivers National Forest in California. Smoke was in the air, distant views were hazy and the wildflowers were bright and beautiful. Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Bull Creek Flats Trail – a 7.6 mile moderate hike. Enjoy a relatively flat, long stroll… {read more}

September 2016 Wallpaper Calendar

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Siuslaw National Forest | Travel (120/556)

Stopping at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, in Siuslaw National Forest, was an unplanned brown sign spotting stop. It’s not uncommon for me to see an unexpected park sign and immediately detour off my planned route. Makes road trips even more fun! Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Cape Perpetua Scenic Area – enjoy… {read more}

Mount Hood National Forest | Travel (119/556)

Mount Hood National Forest, in Oregon, greeted me with tall pines, cool temperatures and a foggy mist. I was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore Clackamas Wild and Scenic River – deep in a gorge, surrounded by rocky cliffs. Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort – claimed… {read more}