In my opinion, the best history books on earth are earth. The Grand Canyon is a perfect example of that. It dates back 5 or 6 million years. I have to be honest, that is hard to wrap my mind around that amount of time. But, for some reason, when you’re standing out there on the edge, staring down into the guts of our little planet, you’ll get the gist of those mega-annums. Layer after layer of rocky-goodness, a feast […]
After spending a little time in Phoenix, I got on the road towards Sedona. It’s about a 2 hour drive. If you’re looking for a pit stop, Montezuma Castle National Monument is about an hour and a half into the trip. The cliff dwellings, carved into the limestone walls, were built by the Sinagua people between 100 and 1425 AD. The castle sits about 90 feet above the ground. It looks so tiny, but there are 20 rooms nestled in there. Archeologists […]
It’s hard to express how special the entire country of Norway is without actually being there. Sure, it’s rainy, but it’s also insanely green. Yes, it’s hard to navigate, but they’ve built the most impressive roadway I’ve ever seen! Tunnels stretch for miles and miles through the mountains–big enough to have multiple traffic circles within. The people who live there are happy and kind. Farms line the hillsides. Practically everyone paints their house in lively colors. And hiking seems to […]
After a quick weekend in Napa, I am blown away by the beauty that big ol’ plot of land has to offer. It reminded me very much of the soft, sloping hills of the European countryside. Here’s a list of what we did while we were there: stayed at Napa Valley Marriott went hiking in Sugarloaf State Park–all the way to the top of Bald Mountain for sweeping views of the Bay Area did a little wine tasting at Castello di Amorosa […]
I have quite a few grievances with LA. Mainly, I hate how car oriented the entire joint feels. I love walking–walking to the grocery store, to dinner, to no where in particular. After spending a bit of time there this April, I needed to put my sneakers to use and shake that uber-everywhere-culture. (but first, enjoy these lovely snaps of a smoggy sunset and gratuitous Nike photos) On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a few friends and I drove down the […]
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South Valley Park Trail is a beautiful, simple hike just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. The red sandstone rock formations jet out of the ground in a seemingly random order. I’d advise you go at sun up or sun down for ultra-dramatic lighting. Do you know of any other quick hikes near downtown Denver?
I’ve lived in Kansas City, MO for a year now and I’ve had the itch to discover the nature in this neck of the woods. Last weekend, I made the long trek (5.5 hours in a car) to the Ozark National Forest in the Ozark Mountains. Here it is! Whitacker Point in Arkansas. The hike itself was very easy and should only take an hour or so (if you’re not taking tons of photos). It was the drive to the trailhead […]
Horsetooth Mountain Park, in the foothills of the Front Range, is just west of Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s named for the odd shape of the rocks at the top of the mountain ridges. I guess they kinda look like horse teeth? You tell me. If you do hike there, be smart. A rattlesnake almost got me on the way back down. Yikes!
Just south of the tiny German town, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, stands the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains, at 9,718 feet above sea level. Zugspitze was most likely derived from the German word zugbahnen meaning avalanche paths. You can hike to the top or take a cable car. (I bet you can guess which one I did.) Once you’ve reached the peak, there are a few places to eat and drink. Don’t be a fool and forget a good pair of pants. Despite the warm weather down […]