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 […]

Take a hike! (With me?): Glendalough wanderings

The money shot I went to Glendalough with a friend and we didn’t really have a plan about where we wanted to hike. There’s only one public bus to Glendalough from Dublin, so we had a very limited time there and we just wanted to wander and see what we could see. We ended up […]

Wicklow National Park

After we did our hike at Crone Woods, my new friends were kind enough to drive me around Wicklow National Park, a mind-blowingly beautiful, but very different landscape. This is all heath bog, so even though it looks barren, it’s full of life. Those forests I love so much don’t really belong here! Sorry for […]

Where in the world is SOIMF?

I’ve moved to a new place and a new job!  See if you can guess where I am based on this photographic journey of my first week.  Ten imaginary internet points for the country and 100 imaginary internet points for the city! Obligatory cute animal There’s a clue if you know your bees! Rainbow Sorry […]

Scenes from the Birding Cup, 2016

The Birding Cup is a birding competition in which teams try to see as many species of birds as possible within a 24 hour period. Our team (the noble Timberdoodles) has always competed in the birding boot, which means no mechanized transport. I’ve posted about a couple of past birding cups (here and here oh […]