Herbert Glacier near Juneau, Alaska

The capital of Alaska, Juneau, is a beautiful small city set on a salt water channel and surrounded by magnificent alpine peaks. It's is a nature lovers paradise, with great shops, restaurants, and the only glacier, the Mendenhall, within the municipal limits of any city. The Herbert Glacier is about a 5 hour round trip by foot … Continue reading Herbert Glacier near Juneau, Alaska

Misty Fjords seaplane photo

One of the great tourist activities in Alaska is going on a scenic fight. On the Alaska Panhandle (the bit that runs South east alongside the Canadian border) is the Misty Fjords National Monument, an area of, yes, you've guessed it Fjords. We flew from Ketchikan, the closest town, on a DeHavilland Otter seaplane. This one flew … Continue reading Misty Fjords seaplane photo

Don Pedro reservoir near Yosemite NP California photo

On the the Golden Chain highway that sort of runs from Sacramento south to Yosemite is an area of lakes and reservoirs. This particular patch of water is part of the very large Don Pedro reservoir that snakes close to the road so we were able to get a close look at it. As it was … Continue reading Don Pedro reservoir near Yosemite NP California photo

Another Half Dome Mountain in the famous Yosemite NP photo

Based on the last Half Dome photo I posted it looks like this is a pretty popular national park. I enjoyed every minute of being there. I took this one from a lookout near Glacier Point Road after a bit of hike around there. I thought I'd start sharing some of the techniques I use. … Continue reading Another Half Dome Mountain in the famous Yosemite NP photo