We “took over” Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for one beautiful late October morning when we were the only visitors. The photographs here were taken during those enchanted hours. The spicy scent of sagebrush fills the morning air. Mist rises from wetlands teeming with waterfowl. A Coyote trots across a meadow with a purposeful gait. In a burst of energy a cloud of thousands of dazzling white Ross’s Geese take to the air in a frenzy,… Read More
Hiking to the Gobblers Knob Fire Lookout, which stands near Mount Rainier. The lookout has a wonderful history and one of the most spectacular views in the USA; the approach trail skirted two subalpine lakes and was filled with wildflowers.
The Iron Goat Trail near Washington State’s Stevens Pass explores the tragic history of the 1910 Wellington Avalanche, which claimed 96 lives when a gigantic avalanche hit two trains. This U.S. Forest Service trail follows the old route of the Great Northern Railway high on the mountainside, and passes through historic tunnels and an old snow shed that is nearly half a mile long.
The California village of Mendocino, located along the Pacific Coast north of San Francisco, is among the most beautiful towns in America. Long an artist colony, it has also appeared in numerous Hollywood movies and television shows.
California’s Bodie State Historic Park preserves an old gold mining town in a state of “arrested decay.” Near the Nevada border and east of the Sierra, Bodie presents a slice of the old west.