Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park – Edge of the world wilderness and my favourite National Park. So far…

The U.S. National Park Service will celebrate its centennial next year on the 25 August, having been established by President Woodrow Wilson under the Organic Act of 1916. The precursor to this government agency was the proclamation of Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, and the dedication […]

Last Guardian of the Iron Isles

The Gower peninsular in South Wales has an abundance of beautiful hikes.  Some of the better known hiking landmarks of the area include the gorgeous Three Cliffs Bay and the iconic Worms Head tidal island off Rhossili Beach. Whiteford Sands is one of the more unusual destinations of the Gower, in that its most notable […]

Geology Rocks! Racetrack Revelations

We arrived at Death Valley all set up to solve the mystery of the Racetrack Playa’s incredible sailing stones.  But things don’t always turn out the way you expect them to… This remote, dry-mud area of one of America’s youngest national parks is strewn with small rocks and larger boulders of dolomite, all of which have […]