Take a hike! (with me?) Bull Island, Ireland

Had a nice little hike around Bull Island, which I believe is a man made sand island in Dublin Bay. It’s also a wildlife refuge (or parts of it anyway, parts of it are two golf courses haha) and you can walk around and admire the shorebirds and marram grass. Marram grass! Common gulls Anyone […]

A hike in Shenandoah National Park

Sometimes I sit on a blog post for several months before I get the time to put it together. Just so with these photos of a hike I did in Shenandoah National Park last year. I was in the South for a faculty interview (fingers still crossed on that one), and drove up through VA […]

Take a hike! (With me?) Timothy Lake Meditation Point

There’s a nice short hike you can do from the north arm campground of Timothy Lake to Meditation Point. I recommend it! I took a lot of photos of the trail while my buddy patiently waited for me. This is just a beautiful forest Ahh just looking at this photo makes me feel peaceful Forest […]

Take a hike! (With me?): Little Crater Lake

Okay, so everyone knows about THE Crater Lake, as in Crater Lake National Park. But have you heard of Little Crater Lake? I thought not! According to Wikipedia, geologists consider Little Crater Lake “an oddity”, because they don’t really know how it formed. Some geologic process formed a depression in the ground, which was filled […]

A small section of the Loowit trail

I didn’t have enough time to hike as much of the Loowit trail as I would’ve liked, but I did have some fun rambling about on the boulders of this small section of the trail. The full trail goes all the way around the base of Mt. St. Helens…it’s 28 miles round trip, so I […]

Take a hike! (with me?) Lava Canyon, Mt. St. Helens National Monument

It’s pretty amazing to see the impact the explosion of Mt. St. Helens had on the surrounding landscape, completely deleting whole sections of forests, and revealing new features and topography. This lava canyon is one of the “new” features the eruption revealed, and it’s pretty fascinating! I would say this is a challenging hike if […]