Hiking Horseshoe Lake, Denali – A Beautiful Wilderness Hike

Horseshoe Lake Denali National Park, Alaska
The rain was falling lightly, enough to ensure that I had the entire trail to myself. About half a mile in, the trail seemed to fall away at a bluff. I stood there in silence, looking out over a medium-sized lake framed by mountains, with a few tiny cabins in the distance. Join me on my journey as I Hike Horseshoe Lake of Denali National Park get lost in its quiet beauty.

Hiking the Exit Glacier and the Harding Ice Field

exit glacier alaska
When we saw a few small shelters and signs, we knew we had reached the end of the trail. This was the observation point for the Ice Field. The view from this area was… other-worldly. The way the pure ice and snow stretched out before us. Three hundred square miles of ice. That’s about a quarter of the size of Rhode Island, and we stood there in awe of this. Formations like this once covered much of North America.

Family Adventure at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

carlsbad caverns national park
What's more entertaining than having your 10-year-old daughter say she wants to "kick your ass"? How about having your 10-year-old daughter tell you this as you hike your way out of a cave deep in the mountains of southern New Mexico? Join us for...

Explore the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve
The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve is the crowning jewel of old Florida. Located in the backyard of Jacksonville, Florida it is famous for its unique mission of protecting not only the salt marshes and unique ecology of coastal Florida but also preserving the local historical and cultural sites.

Planning the perfect RV trip to Yellowstone National Park

RV trip to Yellowstone National Park
When traversing the wild and wonderful bison filled world of Yellowstone National Park you may be overwhelmed especially in the planning stages of your trip. If you are journeying to the wildlands of Montana and Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park like we did in a 35 foot RV, you may be exceptionally overwhelmed when planning such a big endeavor and driving 1,000 miles into an unknown wilderness. Let me offer some well-researched advice on how to have an amazing RV outdoor adventure filled vacation.

Caves and Caverns of the Southeastern United States

These three sites--Russell Cave, Ruby Falls, and Mammoth Cave--represent a range of karst landscapes that played varying historic roles in the southeastern United States. There's Russell Cave, which provided shelter to people for millennia; Ruby Falls, excavated only in the 20th century and opened as a tourist site, now renowned for its stunning formations and underground waterfall; and of course the incomparable Mammoth Cave, with its seemingly endless trails.

Death Valley Misconceptions

Zabriskie Point Death Valley
The words “Death Valley” used to create in my mind images of barren land littered with nothing but a few cow skulls. While the area does have spots where you see little more than dry earth cracked from the scorching sun, that isn’t even...