The “Pennsylvania Rocks” of the Appalachian Trail are legendary. It’s not that other parts of the Appalachian Trail have no rocks, but in Pennsylvania, they come in every size and simply can’t be avoided.

Sunset on the Oregon Coast Trail

Capturing a fleeting moment along the Oregon Coast Trail: sunset over the Pacific Ocean at the base of Heceta Head, home of the famed Heceta Head Lighthouse, north of Florence, Oregon

Blue Ice, Patagonia

I never expected the blue. Living in a land where ice comes in shades of white and off-gray, the brilliant blues and violets of Glacier Grey were startling, invigorating, in the heart of Patagonia.

A Superior Sunset

In June, sunset comes late to Isle Royale National Park, as it’s the westernmost point in the Eastern Time Zone. The sun spread an array of colors across the sky as it sank into Lake Superior.

The Rainforest

It fell as if scripted. But this was the real thing, and to feel the thunderous power of the Panamanian rainforest was a wondrous thing, from our front-row seats on our balcony at Gamboa Resort.

Patagonia, in perspective

At the edge of Lago Grey in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, the vastness of the landscape is highlighted by the size of hikers passing massive icebergs.

Spirit of Standing Bear

A joyful spirit peering out of an antique washing machine cheered me up as we reached Standing Bear Farm after days of soaking rain on the Appalachian Trail.

Sacred Cow

When Sally and I found the beach in Goa, we found the respite we sought from the seething masses and perpetual motion that makes up India. It was a place to relax.

The Angel Oak

A stately ancient live oak thought to be more than 1,500 years old, the Angel Oak is on John’s Island in the South Carolina Lowcountry near Charleston.