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Canyonlands National Park’s Salt Creek Canyon was a quiet place during our four day backpacking trip. In fact, we didn’t see anyone for 2 1/2 days during the hike, making it the perfect wilderness experience.  It is a place suffused with remnants of the past, as well as spectacular slickrock formations and evidence of wildlife.

Rest areas along America’s highways can be lonely and potentially dangerous places.

Our first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in May 2013 coincided with the awakening of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. She was sending small rivers of lava down the slopes of Kilauea to the sea, where they sizzled and exploded and steamed and hissed in anger at being awakened.

We traveled on a small boat along the south coast of the Big Island of Hawaii in order to experience the dramatic natural event of lava flowing into the sea.

We rose early to chase the 10 December 2011 total lunar eclipse–with success!

Winter snowfall on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, illuminated using electronic flash.

Night photography at Elizabeth Parker Hut in the Lake O’Hara region of Canada’s Yoho National Park.