Rosy Canyon new Death Valley report

After a fairly lengthy delay in publishing it due to a busy personal and family schedule, our brand new Death Valley report on Rosy Canyon has finally been released.  This was a hike several years in planning going into a completely undocumented area of the Grapevine Mountains which turned out to be quite beautiful. Stunning colors, rock formations, and slot narrows. The canyon was named for the abundant Gray-crowned Rosy Finches and the vivid colors on display.  To see the new report, visit the link below or check out report #120 on the Main Page.  Four more new DV reports will be coming in the near future.

Rosy Canyon new DV hiking report

Prince Edward Island, Canada

After spending some time in Maine, we continued on up to Prince Edward Island in Canada in order to spend 3 full days sightseeing, hiking, and exploring the island.  We were quite impressed with the beautiful red landscape, especially the sea cliffs and sea arches.  I will go ahead and put together a trip report covering the highlights of Prince Edward Island in the near future.  Here are a few of my favorite photographs from our visit.

Prince Edward Island has some gorgeous red sand beaches to enjoy

Walking with Stefan along the shoreline of Prince Edward Island National Park

The park has many miles of roads, bike paths, and trails which showcase stunning red cliffs

Daria and Stefan posing next to Teacup Rock near Thunder Cove

A sea arch near Cape Egmont Lighthouse

The Kildare Capes area is loaded with sea arches including one known as Baby Elephant Rock

Hiking in Acadia NP, Maine

Last week, we got to spend a couple of days hiking in Acadia National Park in Maine.  The weather was fairly cool but we managed to avoid the rain.  We mainly focused on family-friendly hikes and ended up doing the Ocean Path from Sand Beach to Otter Cliff, walking around areas of Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain, the Ship Harbor Trail, the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse walk, and South Bubble Mountain.  As of right now, I don’t have any plans to release a trip report on Acadia NP or any of the specific hikes.  Although, I guess a combined single report showcasing the best spots might be a nice idea.  Here are a few pictures from our hikes.

Sand Beach stands out in the midst of the forested landscape

The Ocean Path has many sections of colorful pink granite rock outcroppings

A visit to Jordan Pond is mandatory during a trip to Acadia NP

The Bass Harbor Head Light has an amazing setting on the edge of sea cliffs

The summit of Cadillac Mountain has a number of trails to explore

Holding Stefan at the top of South Bubble Mountain with Jordan Pond in the background

 

Tree Searching Update #3

I am happy to announce the release of my long-awaited Tree Searching Update #3 on my Hyperion Redwood page.  The Hyperion Redwood and Tree Searching page is one of the most popular pages here on the site.  In the month of March alone, the page was visited 926 times.  Tree Searching Update #3 features two brand new photographs and an updated account of my return to Humboldt Redwoods State Park in order to search out trees 12-15 on the Top 15 Tallest list.  You can find the Hyperion Redwood page as the very first link on the Introduction Page or you can visit the page by clicking on the link below.  Once on the page, you can find Tree Searching Update #3 by scrolling all the way to the bottom.

Hyperion Redwood and Tree Searching page