Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Big Island (January 2017) - Kilauea Volcano, Chain of Craters Road, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater, Holei Sea Arch, Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls State Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Waipi'o Valley, Hapuna Beach, Kohala Mtn Road, Lapakahi State Historical Park, Kona, Hilo
Redwood National & State Parks (August 2016) - Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Humboldt Redwoods SP, Avenue of the Giants, Founders Grove, Women's Federation Grove, Rockefeller Grove
Kings Canyon National Park (August 2016) - North Grove, General Grant Tree, Mist Falls
Sequoia National Park (August 2016) - Giant Forest Sequoia Grove, General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock
Coachella Valley (August 2016) - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Mount San Jacinto State Park
Arches National Park (September 2016) - Park Avenue, Courthouse Towers, Petrified Dunes, Balanced Rock, North/South Window, Turret Arch, Double Arch, Delicate Arch, Salt Valley, Landscape Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Tunnel Arch
Canyonlands National Park (September 2016) - Island in the Sky, Shafer Canyon, Holeman Spring Canyon, Green River, Candlestick Tower, Buck Canyon, Orange Cliffs & Grand View Point Overlooks, Whale Rock, Upheaval Dome
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (September 2016) - Gunnison Point, Pulpit Rock, Cross Fissures View, Point Rock, Devils Lookout, Chasm View, Painted Wall View, Cedar Point, Dragon Point, High Point, Warner Point, East Portal
U.S. Route 50 to San Luis Valley (September 2016) - Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnision, Monarch Pass, Poncha Pass, San Luis Valley, Spanish Peaks
Pacific Rim National Park - Tofino, Long Beach, Cox Bay, August 2000
A combination of photos from a 1999 and 2000 trip to Tofino, BC. The 1999 trip was my second time on Vancouver Island (my first being a weekend with Agata staying at Qualicum Beach, near Nanaimo), and marked my first return to activity after a long and boring rehabilitation following ankle surgery. I remember those first waves I caught at Long Beach as if it were yesterday!
We were accompanied by Karen and Wayne on our 2000 trip to Tofino, and endured some less than perfect weather while there. This time, Agata and I explored the surf north of Long Beach - from Cox Bay to Chesterman Beach. If only the drive wasn't so long, otherwise we'd be back a lot more often. Tofino rocks, eh!
Sraight of Juan de Fuca - Souke to Sombrio Point, September 2001
Agata and I received an all-inclusive stay at a bed-and-breakfast in Souk as a wedding gift, and waited nearly ten months to finally cash it in. On a weekend when I was initially jealous of friends Chris and Dave climbing Mount Shuksan, Agata and I instead went the opposite direction - towards Victoria, BC and the Vancouver Island side of the Straight of Georgia. And while the mountain was still there for me to climb the following Summer, this trip to Souk and up and down Vancouver Island's Juan de Fuca coastline was a most memorable experience and we're looking forward to our next Vancouver Island getaway!