Posts in Category: Trips

Climbing Moro Rock

Moro Rock is a granite dome in Sequoia National Park, California. A 400-step stairway, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is cut into and poured onto the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top. The stairway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The view from the rock encompasses much of the Park, including the Great Western Divide. Use of this trail is discouraged during thunderstorms and when it is snowing.


When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Spiderweb Arch

Taken in 2006 while staying on the Navajo Tribal Park, this is Spiderweb Arch. You must have a Navajo guide with you to visit this arch. It is located in a box canyon in the Southern part of the Tribal Park.

Hole in the clouds

While heading back from Hana, Maui in Hawaii, a hole in the storm clouds provided a surreal look at the sky with the sun setting.

Blue Ridge Sunset

The Sun setting over the Blue Ridge Mountains near Jefferson, NC in September 2008.

Uhlerstown Covered Bridge

Uhlerstown Covered Bridge in Bucks County, PA. Built in 1832, this oak bridge has windows on both sides. 101 feet long, it is the only covered bridge over the Delaware Canal.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak. The falls actually consist of three sections, Upper Falls (1,430 ft), Middle Cascades(670 ft) and Lower Falls(320 ft). 2,420 ft from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls qualifies Yosemite Falls as the sixth highest waterfall in the world.

Schönbrunn Palace Staircase

The front staircase to enter Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Lake Kaweah Sunset

Lake Kaweah is fed by the Kaweah River, which originates in the Sierra Nevada at Sequoia National Park in California. Long ago, Yokuts, Wukchumne, and Kaweah people lived and hunted along this river. Spaniards were the first Europeans to explore this area two centuries ago. Settlers arrived fifty years later.

Dusk at Santa Monica Beach

The sun is just beginning the slow descent into the Pacific. On September 9, 1909, after sixteen months of construction, the Santa Monica Municipal Pier opened to the public. While originally built to satisfy the City’s sanitation needs, the Pier quickly became a magnet for the fishing community and fueled the imagination of many local entrepreneurs.