The final sunset of 2017.
One last trip to the overlook before heading back to the Grand Canyon.
Dawn colors the sky just before sunrise lights up Horseshoe Bend.
A last-minute detour from the Grand Canyon for a day--left at 4 AM from Grand Canyon Village to catch sunrise at Horseshoe Bend.
the world is vast.
Appreciating the vastness and how small we all are in comparison.
last glimpse of sunlight
The tops of Vishnu Temple and Wotan's Throne catch the last light.
Tenney Park locks hold onto the last vestiges of a frozen lake in late March
Carved deep by the Colorado River.
upper antelope canyon
heart of the canyon
Erosion has carved gorgeous lines and formations into the canyon.
Morning tour of Upper Antelope Canyon.
bridging the east
The Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River, with the Manhattan Bridge in the background. Freezing morning in New York
autumn at the edge
Turner Falls from above, with fall foliage in bloom.
Impromptu trip to Oklahoma to check off state #49.
copper falls (2)
An alternate view of the falls from near the end of the trail
Tyler's Fork Cascades are surrounded by thick forest on the banks.
tyler's fork cascades
An offshoot of the Bad River tumbles down to join it
The namesake of Copper Falls State Park.
Amnicon Falls State Park
Water winding between Upper and Lower Falls
little manitou falls
Northern Wisconsin waterfall tour in Pattison State Park.
Well worth the hike.
saint mary falls
First stop on a hike to Virginia Falls.
St. Mary Falls
the tumbled & turbulent
Planned to hike out to Iceberg Lake, but mistakenly took the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail instead. Still a gorgeous morning hike
Easter weekend hike in Patapsco Valley State Park
The Miami lights have a certain familiarity at this point.
crazy about (miami)
Sunset over the Prairie Campus.
before the morning comes
Monona Bay waiting for sunrise.
Sunset over Lake Superior, watched by the light.
the last of glacier
Watched my final Glacier sunset standing in Lake McDonald as the colors slowly slipped away.
shades of dawn
The sky changes as the sun slowly shades mountains in orange.
I was lucky enough to visit Glacier before wildfires broke out in the summer of 2017. Sunsets still set the sky ablaze.
uncovering the hidden
I couldn't have designed a better view.
hidden lake overlook
I was unsure whether the hike to Hidden Lake Overlook was going to be worth it--especially when hiking by myself after sunset. Of course, it turned out to be one of my better decisions.
worn by water
Rocks line the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake underneath bare mountains
Every morning in Glacier is different, even from the same vantage point.
the calm & swiftcurrent
The waters of Swiftcurrent Lake reveal a nearly perfect reflection of Grinnell Point just after dawn.
This place, this view, this sunrise are perfection. Mountains are everywhere, including their twins in the clear water.
calm on the surface
Sunset view behind Many Glacier Hotel.
gently falling night
I'm a sunset watcher, and those with a beautiful view are my favorite.
blue, red, white
A series of fireworks leave an appropriate reflection across the lake
wherever we're headed
In late June for the last 3 years, I've found myself observing a fiery sunset from DTW. Something to be said about timing.
The sunset initially looked to be disappointing because of total cloud cover: waiting until after sunset paid off with the trapped lights of San Diego illuminating the sky.
Sunset Cliffs Boulevard