Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

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Wissahickon Park and Valley Green

My dad came met us in the city for a day hike in Wissahickon Valley Park. The forecast was iffy, but the day ended up being gorgeous. It had recently rained quite a bit so everything was really green. Lots of excellent photography material. 

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Glen Onoko Waterfall Hike

“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.”

These pictures were taken in October of 2014 from my first experience hiking Glen Onoko. We rented a house for the weekend in the Pocono mountains. It was a chilly, misty October day. At the top vista, the autumn leaves glowed a bright red, but the day was so cloudy, none of the overlook shots turned out.

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Hiking in Wissahickon Valley Park

“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”

I bought Mike a new hiking pack for his birthday, and we were eager for a chance to test it out before our backpacking trip in West Virginia’s Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. We planned our 5-mile hike for a Tuesday after work, and decided to keep our plans despite the impending rain. We got about two thirds through our hike when the skies opened up on us, and we got absolutely soaked. Getting soaked and walking through thunder above our heads was kind of rough, but the good part was the weather seemed to scare off most everyone else, so we had the woods all to ourselves.

Here are some pictures taken before the storm came

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