Great Smoky Mountains National Park — June 2019

Clouds on mountains

I don’t have any photos of the most amazing part of the visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park — the synchronous fireflies. There are news stories about them, most commenting that it’s virtually impossible to photograph. So, I decided to enjoy the show and not spend time trying to take photos. And, it was … Read moreGreat Smoky Mountains National Park — June 2019

Badlands and prairies — South Dakota, July 2018

Badlands sunset

Castle Trail and Medicine Root Trail loop at Badlands National Park: hiking through fantastic rock formations. About 50 miles away, East Bison Flats Trail at Wind Cave National Park: open prairie and hiking through a prairie dog town. One thing in common: although it was pretty hot, like mid 90’s with no shade, these were … Read moreBadlands and prairies — South Dakota, July 2018

One trip, three National Parks — Colorado, May 2018

dunes

The National Park visits started at Great Sand Dunes, south and a bit west of Denver. The next stop was Mesa Verde, in the southwest corner of Colorado. The last stop was Black Canyon of the Gunnison in west central Colorado, just south of Interstate 70. Each park had a dominate feature, along with some … Read moreOne trip, three National Parks — Colorado, May 2018