• California
  • Redwood National Park

    Chandelier Tree

    The old giants of the Sierra, the sturdy sentinels of this coast, the last stands of Sequoia… I’ve written about trees before (here & here). Visiting the Redwoods on our Pacific Coast Road Trip was a lot like seeing Sequoia National Park again, but there was more fog, and we already knew the feeling of being shrunk down […]

  • National Parks
  • Zion National Park

    On theme with my national park dreams (and plans) lately, I’m remembering last March and a trip to Zion National Park. Located in Southwestern Utah, Zion is home to natural arches and slot canyons, mountains, mesas, and monoliths. It’s a geologic wonderland. The more distinguishing feature, though, is the color. The vibrant mountains are all […]