As the winter pandemic gradually waned, we enjoyed hiking four desert areas in Southern California: Mojave National Preserve; Joshua Tree National Park; Mecca Hills Wilderness;… Read More »2021 March: California desert: Kelso Dunes, Joshua Tree NP, Mecca Wilderness, Indian Canyons
Driving the scenic Oregon coast cured our Seattle winter blues, February 7-11, 2021. Designed for summer throngs, Highway 101’s many spacious campgrounds were thankfully uncrowded,… Read More »2021 Feb: Oregon coast in winter via RV
Self-contained RV travel provides a healthy antidote to pandemic isolation. Our 32-day RV getaway in fall 2020 visited intriguing corners of Utah, Indiana, South Dakota,… Read More »2020 Oct: RV to Utah slots, SD Badlands, Wyoming, Idaho’s Sawtooths
After a dozen hikes to Spray Park splendor since 1982, in summer 2020, I discovered an adventurous loop return to Mowich Lake via Knapsack Pass… Read More »2020 Aug: Spray Park–Knapsack Pass Loop trail, Mt Rainier NP
Walking outdoors is a great remedy for pandemic confinement. On the east side of California’s impressive Sierra Nevada range from 18 July to Aug 3,… Read More »2020 July: Eastern Sierra hikes & backpack, California
The beautiful parks of Patagonia attracted me for a third visit (January 28–March 7, 2020), escaping from dark Seattle winter to sunny South American summer.… Read More »2020 Patagonia. ARGENTINA: Bariloche & Los Glaciares. CHILE: Torres del Paine.
How well can telephoto zoom lenses magnify distant wildlife given their weight and price? For serious photography of wildlife and general travel subjects, my top… Read More »BEST TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 300mm+ for wildlife: Sony RX10 IV vs APS-C, 4/3
A diverse RV camping trip took us across the USA from Seattle to: Wyoming’s Wind River Range; Nebraska’s kooky Carhenge; Indiana family; Illinois’ prehistoric Cahokia… Read More »2019 Sept: RV to Wyoming, Carhenge, Cahokia, Colorado, Utah