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Xel-Ha - Water Park in the Yucatan


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Our trip to Xelha, a combination aqua / environment park outside of Cancun - lots o' fun!!

119 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2016

Random Mexican Vacation Pictures


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nuff said.

40 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016

Sandals Grande Riviera - It's Not Woodland Beach Delaware!


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All inclusive luxury Caribbean Style! Oh, to be back on Island Time, mon! Our resort was in Ocho Rios, which is where Mick Jagger has a house. It's about an hour and a half east of Montego Bay on the coast, and may I say, it was a great way to waste our time doing pretty much nothing of consequence other than pool, beach, eat, drink, be entertained, and meander around the flowers (save a side trip to Dunn River Falls). How else could we possibly unwind out of 2012 and move into the new year of 2013?!!

287 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2013

Ice Box Canyon Rescue: A Level of Toughness Aron Ralston Could Appreciate


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What started as a part day trip to Red Rock Canyon Nevada ended up being a full day excursion to get out of Icebox Canyon after Heather wrecked her knee on a descent in the slot canyon. Fortunately, our first help was search and rescue trainer Don Lester and his wife Theresa who just happens to be an RN. There were others too - Las Vegas Metro Police.... Clark County Fire Dept.... an Army guy and his friend.... the girl who offered her shirt to be used as ties for the splint. We owe you many thanks, but it's also important to say how tough Heather was to get out to the stretcher.... 2 miles and 5.5 hours later while descending and ascending bouldered paths in 80° weather.

107 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2016

Driving Down the Extra-Terrestrial Highway to the Little A Le Inn


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Near Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada, we drove 40 miles out into the desert after driving up through Nevada Desert to get our Ancient / Modern Aliens on.

34 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2015

Mothman Festival: Point Pleasant West Virginia


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I am a Man in Black... Galaxy Defender. Way south in West Virginia for the annual festival of Mothman, all things cryptids, and a little alien paranormal goodness thrown in.

162 files, last one added on Sep 27, 2015

Salem, Mass: Halloween and Witches and Maine and New Hampshire, too!


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Heather and I went to Salem for Halloween weekend in 2014. Awesome costumes and a fairly calm, though packed, family fun weekend with a fair bit of sex-a costumes and devil horns in the mix.

101 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2015

Witch Hunting in Salem


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The original 2000 pictures of Salem, Mass, famous for witch hunting that went on there and then became a metaphorical play by Arthur Miller - a good 1 too. All the same, I have more interest in George Burroughs than John Proctor.

7 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007

Kecksburg UFO Festival: Die Glocke and Sasquatches


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Was it the mysterious Nazi time machine that the government spirited away or something else? Every year, the town of Kecksburg and local researcher Stan Gordon come out to raise funds for the town and UFO awareness (as well as a lot of Bigfoot talk) in Western PA for a weekend.

31 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2016

Our Evening with the Ghosts of Shepardstown


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In honor of the Destination America show, Heather and I drove to West Virginia for ghost hunting and general fun.

73 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2016

The best dinosaur display in the whole wide world (really!) - Carnegie Museum


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For the dinosaurs, the animal mounts, or whatever you go there for, Carnegie kicks butt. Aron Ralston went there and Randy Pausch taught there, plus my cousin works for them. Good school.

81 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2011

Franklin Institute Dinosaurs


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A fun day with the animatronic dinosaur world of Jurassic World

48 files, last one added on Jan 22, 2017

Squatchin' at Salt Fork State Park


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It has been said that sasquatch in the form of the Ohio Grassman roams Salt Fork State Park. If this is true, we didn't see him, but we did experience a beautiful state park in southeastern Ohio, though.

109 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2016

Walker Stalker Convention 2016


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Gotta love the Walking Dead, but not enough to pay those autograph / picture prices.

24 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2016

Beware of the blob... it creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor


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Phoenixville's annual July celebration to commemorate all things Blob.

22 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2008

Star Wars Exhibit at the Franklin Institute


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As anyone with taste in movies knows, Revenge of the Sith is the best movie ever, and while the latter trilogy is often disregarded by purists (for Jar Jar, the Gungans, and the kiddie faux Nascar feel of the pod races), I actually find the latter movies better than the original 3 better than Empire and Return. The original Star Wars is still 2nd on the list. Anyway, this is the complete collection of photos from the traveling technology exhibit.

35 files, last one added on May 21, 2008

Mount Hope Winery - Renaissance Faire, Celtic Fest, and Poe Evermore


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We finally made it up to see Mount Hope's finest rendition of a Shakespearean English town, and it was well worth it. Check out my videos as well - though I must say that you're probably not priviliged enough to see the grape stomping!! Also, the renditions of the Celtic Fest and Poe's works (for better or worse - strange no matter what) are also here.

137 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2017

Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach


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Psychic and father of alternative medicine. Edgar Cayce definitely led an interesting life. His international headquarters are now located in VA Beach.

19 files, last one added on May 17, 2017

Paranormal Worlds


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Pictures of all things ghostly and eerie.

73 files, last one added on Nov 05, 2016

Hudson River Walk


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Rail Trails are awesome! They use existing resources and provide athletic destinations to average people in many forms. What's not to love... especially wen this 1.28mile bridge is over the Hudson at Poughkeepsie?

65 files, last one added on Jun 04, 2017

Letchworth State Park: The Best for a Reason


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Voted the #1 state park in all of America for a reason... 3 huge waterfalls, tons of wildlife, starry skies, excellent geology, superb architecture, and overall cleanliness. Well worth a visit to the western side of the Finger Lakes in New York State.

195 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2015

AAA Ephrata Rails to Trails


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All of the images that people can see along the Ephrata to Warwick and on to Lititz Rails to Trails.

239 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2018

Sand Run Falls - Rappelling and waterfalls


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Thanks to Ben Nevin and Sara Milatello for teaching us the fine art of rappelling at Tioga County's Sand Run Falls... check out the video of Heather on the big drop at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-DE_HIfeo&feature=youtu.be

91 files, last one added on Jul 04, 2015

Spruce Knob: A Steep Walk into the Clouds


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Scott Brown http://www.stackpolebooks.com/contributorinfo.cfm?ContribID=13 (he of the guidebooks) says this is the best view in all of PA. It's either this or the Throne Room for me. There's a lot to fall in love with up here. The steep hike is challenging and it literally feels like it goes off the map at points. In the end, the view with all of the surrounding valleys is all intensive. The question is what do you want in your view? There's a lot of farms and roads and businesses in this view. In the main view of the Throne Room, it's more mountains. Really, it's a toss up.

177 files, last one added on Jun 06, 2014

The Thousand Steps up to Mill Creek Quarry


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The most famous part of the Standing Stone Trail... (though there are better views from the Throne Room...)

401 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2018

The Throne Room Trail - All Mountains All of the Time


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OK, so it's a part of the Standing Stone Trail, but it's THEE best part of the trail that I've seen. For this and for the fact it could be the best view in all of PA (See the Mid State Trail's Spruce Knob for its competition), it deserves its own album.

162 files, last one added on Jul 27, 2014

Butler Knob Shelter Weekend 2015: Freezing Cold Camping at Its Finest


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October 30-31 hiking / camping trip with Neil... sub 32 temps and beautiful leaves... what more can you ask for?

98 files, last one added on Nov 01, 2015

Butler Knob Shelter Weekend 2016: A Little Warmer, but Still Cold


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Hiking at Butler Knob Shelter and the Throne Room with Neil Brennen.

99 files, last one added on Oct 30, 2016

Standing Stone Trail Snow Hike 2016


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A late February hike with Pete Fleszar through the snow and rocks of the Standing Stone Trail

106 files, last one added on Feb 27, 2016

Rocky Ridge Natural Area - Standing Stone Trail


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From Frew Road, you can access this ridge where lots of boulders jut out in all directions. It seems to be a perfect place for fun if you're a kid or a kid at heart. It's even better when the wildflowers are blooming!

214 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Greenwood Spur - Humidity and Rocks Hike 2016


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68 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2016

The Top of the Standing Stone Trail - Greenwood Furnace State Park


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Greenwood Furnace marks the northern entrance to the Standing Stone Trail. When you pass the church and get to the top of the mountain, you feel the winds, which are quite strong as the valley stretches out below. Beautiful scenery well worth the trek north in Central PA's fine mountains.

152 files, last one added on May 13, 2014

Thee Overnight Trip on the Standing Stone Trail: Through Midlife's Butt Kicking


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What was meant to be 72 miles and 6 days ended up just under 20 and 2 days. From the blisters on my feet to drinking too much water and not being able to eat, I got whooped by day 2. The phone call went out at 2 and I got to Meadow Gap to be rescued by my trail angel at 730. That said, from April's hiking beginnings at Angel Falls to less than 4 months later, I was able to haul a huge 50+ pound pack over rocks and up hills with more "skill" than I ever had before. While I failed to make it, I still won by giving it my all and creating a benchmark to beat.

78 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2013

Sierra Club Hike on the Thousand Steps and the Standing Stone Trail


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November 9th, 2014 - Route 655 south to the bottom of the Thousand Steps with 20 members of the Sierra Club and 1 dog. A splendid time was had by all. The weather warmed up, and we conquered 9 miles of the trail!

53 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2015

Sierra club hike to the throne room and butler knob


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A sweltering hike in the middle of June to the Throne Room and Butler Knob with 9 brave souls, all of whom had lots of fun seeing as far as the haze of the day would allow them to. That said, we beat the rains until the way home.

47 files, last one added on Jun 15, 2015

Sierra club hike to Greenwood Furnace from Allensville Road


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Greenwood Furnace from Allensville Road.

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Sierra Club Hike to Monument Rock


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Mid November hike from the Ramsey Path up through the Standing Stone Trail beyond Monument Rock.

88 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2015

SST Trail of the Year Festivities 2016


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The Standing Stone Trail is a survivor and the 2016 PA DCNR Trail of the Year!

34 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2016

Rocks and Bear... Lehigh Gap Appalachian Trail


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Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a beautiful old town. It's even better though when you look down on it and the Lehigh Gorge from atop the rockpile that stands over it.

207 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2016

Journeys to Bear Rocks, Knife's Edge, and Bake Oven Knob


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Just off of the Appalachian Trail exists the wall of stone that is Bear Rocks. Dropping 80 feet on the other side, there are plenty of great adventures to be had if only a person walks in the mile or so to it. IF YOU KEEP GOING BEYOND THIS, you will eventually come to the even steeper Knife's Edge, which affords viewers a chance to see the front side of the mountain valley. A quarter of a mile in the other direction is Bake Oven Knob, which is also featured here, where a person can see the front side of the valley as well. Bear Rocks is all about the back valley.

187 files, last one added on Aug 14, 2015

Appalachian Trail Walks


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The Appalachian Trail runs from Maine to Georgia, but this is primarily where it runs from Port Clinton and some other spot to the west where Brian and I hiked in 2000. However, the pictures from Swatara State Park, which the AT runs through, are also here.

112 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2014

Walks Above the Susquehana and Juniata RIvers: Hawk Rocks and Peters Mountain


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Steep rocks to the top of the mountain lead to a graffiti-ed rock and a view of the Susquehana and Juniata.

250 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2017

Flat Rock - A Steep Walk into the Sky - Tuscarora Trail


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Located at Col Denning State Park, this rock isn't very big, but the view definitely is. The hike is over 1000 feet. I figure it's about 1200, which accounts for a 750 ground level and a 2000 foot ceiling or so. Whatever it is (different accounts), it's steep, but it's beautiful.

131 files, last one added on May 21, 2015

Where the raptors soar - Hawk Mountain


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The sites we see while wandering up and down this bird sanctuary in northern Berks County (be they birds, trees, rocks, or ghosts!)

92 files, last one added on May 13, 2014

Way Above Berks County: The Pinnacle's Snakes and Bullfrog Love Orgies


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While the Pinnacle is regarded as one of the best hikes in the local area, we got an extra special treat - the chirping and ribbiting of frogs as they called out for some fine Barry White style bullfrog lovin. I don't think we'll ever see it again, so for that, I'm glad I have the pictures to prove that we were there for it (something like that).

244 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2018

Fall Leaves and Water Lilies: French Creek State Park


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There are some good things to see at French Creek. A loop trail around the lake and a trail up the mountain that really isn't that long. Also, there is frisbee golf. Other than that, nothing else comes to mind. Sorry.

159 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2018

The Extremest of Hikes - Going to See the Incerdible Grandeur at Sullivan Run


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Sullivan Falls, Pigeon Falls, Bear Run Falls, and a lot of nameless little falls on Sullivan Run, which is a beautiful but scrambling around the sides trail right next to Ricketts Glen. It is beautiful, but be prepared to go belly button deep or through the brush to move through the creek above Sullivan Falls. This was described as Ricketts Glen before the trails went in, which is sort of true, but it's hard to be that awesome. Still, worth a trip if you go to Sullivan / Luzerne County for the weekend.

193 files, last one added on Jul 07, 2014

You Ain't Seen Nothing Like the Mighty Quinn Run


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Thank you very much to Lakeland for showing me the land beyond Heberly Run, which features some small, but really cool waterfalls that you must ascend and descend to see (like Sullivan Run). A Very good day indeed!

77 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2013

Muddy Journey off the Beaten Path to Heberly Run


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The rougher side of Sullivan Run (at least for cars) was a journey through mud and bogs on an ealry fall day in 2009. More photos will follow when the weather improves and we can feel warm while treking through the water to get to Big Falls and Lewis Falls. Until then, here is Upper and Lower Twin Falls.

34 files, last one added on Jan 01, 2010

Heberly Run in Snow and Ice


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Waterfalling with Rusty and Steve up in SGL13. A few of the pictures at the end are theirs.

71 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2017

Heather's first trip to Ricketts Glen in Winter


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So many great pictures from so many great photographers! Enjoy. Heather kicked butt on 16 foot Murray Reynolds and getting up about 30 feet to the ice cave in the top section of 36 foot Sheldon Reynolds. A great hike! Thanks for teaching, patience, and drive, Ben Nevin, who is a great climbing instructor / guide.

229 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2016

My Return to Ricketts Glen in Winter


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Once, I never thought I would go back. I sold my ice axe and crampons after getting life insurance and getting rattled at the prospect of a rescue to pull out a young girl who went in unprepared (that could be me?!). Nevertheless, I rebought gear and went in with Steve D. and we conquered the top 4 falls on both sides. The ice was super sweet, and it was a great hike. I can't wait to go back!

118 files, last one added on Mar 03, 2014

Ricketts Glen Winter - 2008 and Before


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The best time to see my favorite PA site to visit. Ricketts Glen - 22 waterfalls of size over a 7.2 mile loop in beautiful Sullivan County. All the same, ALL winter journeys are over for this married man, but if you have questions about what you want to see, just ask. That said, my crampons and ice ax have been sold, so gone are the days of venturing into the extreme and the icy.

130 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2008

Ricketts Glen Fall


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Fall is also a great time to be amongst the waterfalls though there isn't much foliage colors to be seen except when you're entering into the woodlands. That said, there are still a healthy mix of colors here and ther that definitely make it worth your while.

140 files, last one added on Oct 11, 2009

What Used to be Be the Greatest of Days: Ricketts Glen in Spring and Summer


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Spring is great for Ricketts because the greens are so electric. Summer can be really hot and often, there isn't much water coming down through. Rainy mornings are the best. If only I could win Powerball and end up living near there permanently, I would be a very happy person.

312 files, last one added on Jul 27, 2014

Heather's first trip to Ricketts Glen


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May 17, 2008, I took Heather to Ricketts for the first time. The water was flowing more than I had ever seen it flow before. These are the cream of the crop pictures from spring and summer. I hope you enjoy the pictures of that trip as much as we did.

119 files, last one added on May 21, 2008

Glen Onoko Fall 2016: Overcoming the Rust in the Leaves of Fal


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115 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2016

Iced Over: Glen Onoko in Winter


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These are the pictures from 2 trips to Glen Onoko in Winter. FIrst is Glen Onoko with Will, Heidi, Zach, and Liam. Liam did well, getting up to the first falls before I stopped him due to steep icy conditions. I went to the 2nd falls for additional pictures. Second is Glen Onoko with Heather and Neil.

161 files, last one added on May 21, 2015

The steep and treacherous Glen Onoko Falls - A new standard of toughness


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The final waterfall is the tough one - even if the ones before it are accessed with root grabs to ascend the 60degree incline (and greater) that much of the climb is. Definitely one of the more picturesque trails of PA. You will literally go off the map to get to the final falls - but trust me, they're worth it!

164 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2010

Spending the Day with my Niece at Glen Onoko


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A day out with my niece at Glen Onoko and Jim Thorpe with a stop at Cabela's along the way.

52 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2012

In the Land of the Molly Maguires (Jim Thorpe)


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AThe picturesque town of Jim Thorpe and the Old Jail that you can still visit to check out the historical executions of the Molly Maguires.

62 files, last one added on Mar 10, 2015

Ithaca is Gorges or Fences - It's All Relative


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The waterfalls of the Ithaca area - as many of the 100 in 10 miles that we could possibly get to! Just don't try to kill yourself - they have nets on the bridges to stop you (and ruin the natural view for the rest of us who have no interest in trying to use nature to shuffle ourselves off this mortal coil).

250 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2015

The Best Waterfall in New York State - Taughannock State Park


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And yes, I am familiar with Niagara Falls (but I have no interest to go back to that national disgrace). However, this Cayuga Lake feeding waterfall in the Finger Lakes is not only the best waterfall in the Ithaca area, but it's the best waterfall that I've seen in the entire state.

103 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2015

Ludlowville Falls - Beautiful in all seasons, but spectacular in winter


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About 20 minutes or so out of town and up the lake, but well worth the trip... especially in winter. Bring your microspikes and your bravery after a cold spell. You'll be glad you did.

53 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2015

Robert Treman State Park - A Trip to Lucifer's Falls


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The home of Lucifer's Falls - another great (and huge) waterfall in the Ithaca area.

94 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2015

The Erosive Beauty of Watkins Glen


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Not the racetrack since road racing is only fun if you're Boris Said, Ron Fellows, and Robbie Gordon, but alas... Watkins Glen is a sweet chasm of geological and erosive wonder underneath the Finger Lakes of central New York. That said, it takes forever to get up there.

173 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2008

Lake Seneca Minus the Wineries


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Situated in central New York, this finger lake which provides the water for Watkins Glen and a ton of boaters and birds is quite scenic - even if you're not a wino looking to visit the wineries.

24 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2008

Stonybrook State Park New York


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A beautiful family park on the western side of New York by Dansville.

70 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2015

Longwood Gardens Tulips Spring 2017


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A full display of all of the beautiful tulips of Longwood!

157 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2017

Heather's Spring 2014 Longwood Gardens Pictures


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A trip to Longwood Gardens in mid-April. After the cold of winter, it was too soon for the tulips, but Heather took these beautiful pictures anyway.

154 files, last one added on May 12, 2014

Trips into the mountains of north central PA: World's End State Park


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Just to the north of Ricketts is Worlds End, a giant mountain that features superb views of the Loyalsock Creek. The path along the way up is very steep and vanishes so that's another issue, but my greatest argument against the park is closing for winter hikers. Personally, we stand by the right and privilege of any free American to take risks (for Abbey's sake), but alas... in this lawsuit happy world of scumbags like Jon Edwards...

104 files, last one added on May 27, 2013

Weekends Spent With The Elk of Elk County PA


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For the last weekend of June in 2012, Heather and I drove the nearly 4 hour trek to northern PA's WIlds region to find some really cool elk. What we got was a herd coming through the dark for breakfast on Saturday, weather too cool to swim and to warm to hike, and a lot of great scenery. Can't wait to go back in the fall!

68 files, last one added on Sep 04, 2013

Thee Place for Extreme Kayaking or Just Hiking - Hornbecks Creek


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While we were technically there before (Indian Ladders is the top of Hornbecks Creek), the real deal stuff is from the bottom of 209. There are 3 falls with a gorge in between 1+2 that features a series of 10+ foot un-named falls that make for extreme kayaking fun - time to learn how to do that (and get a good insurance policy and health care plan!!!).

103 files, last one added on Dec 21, 2010

Biggest Waterfall in Pennsylvania - Raymondskill


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And so it was that in June of 2009 we finally tagged the bottom of Raymondskill (3rd visit). Almost 200 feet tall (ff you count both falls as 1), it's definitely a must see - but mostly for what's at the bottom.

68 files, last one added on Dec 21, 2010

Tumbling Waters - A short walk into the woods - the first waterfall on PA209


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The first waterfall on the Route 209 circuit. There is the 2 upper falls and the 1 lower falls, which are all really neat and quite challenging to get at from the bottom. That said, if all you see is the lower falls, do them in summer and check out the glistening green ferns that fill the creekside.

129 files, last one added on Dec 20, 2010

Trips to Northern PA's Other Mega Waterfall - Bushkill Falls


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Yes, it's bigger than anything at Ricketts, but you also have to pay additional funds to get in AND they have this thing about not letting people in to hike during the winter. Personally, in the words of my personal hero Bill O' Reilly, we think that is ridiculous.

166 files, last one added on May 29, 2012

The Waterfalls and Images of PA209


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Raymondskill, Tumbling Waters, Silverthread, and Dingman's Falls are all included in this album. More updates in the fall when the leaves start to change!

194 files, last one added on May 29, 2012

I Finally Made it to the Wave


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On the 4th time, he made it to see Coyote Buttes and the Wave. WOO HOO!!! The toughest hike ever. All the same, he learned Crash Davis' rule - "DON'T THINK! IT CAN ONLY HURT THE BALLCLUB!"

29 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2007

Zion National Park - Best Park on the Colorado Plateau


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Red Yosemite in all of its glory. If you go there, you will clearly love the Zion Narrows or you're a communist spy and traitor to all that is America. Someday, we're going back and doing the Subway, Angel's Landing, Orderville Canyon, and some of the other slots. Someday.

171 files, last one added on Jun 07, 2010

Real Deal American Ghosts at Mesa Verde


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My favorite national park, which is famous for the archaeological ruins that are preserved here. While you can wander the mesa tops and sides, it's really all about the cliff dwellings.

96 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2017

Where Britney Sang About not Being a Girl + Not Being a Woman: Antelope Canyon


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And yes, the Navajos do use this as a selling point when they take you on a tour of both sections of this awesome slot canyon.

119 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016

Visions of hoodoos and weathered fins - Bryce Canyon


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The best new place I visited in 2007's desert odyssey. The ampitheater is an incredible view and an amazing place to hike around. Highly recommended by the good folks at this website.

98 files, last one added on Jun 08, 2010

Painted Deserts and Rock Solid Lumber - Petrified Forest


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From the NPS - Over 200 million years ago, the logs washed into an ancient river system + were buried quick + deep enough by massive amounts of sediment + debris also carried in the water, that oxygen was cut off + decay slowed to a process that would now take centuries. Minerals absorbed into the porous wood over hundreds + thousands of years crystallized within the cellular structure, replacing the organic material as it broke down over time. Here large jewel-like crystals of clear quartz, purple amethyst, yellow citrine, + smoky quartz formed.

53 files, last one added on Jun 08, 2010

Hole in the rock park - Arches National Park


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Delicate Arch and the scenery of these amazing geological wonders of the Southwest. Over the years, I've seen more and more of it, but the temperatures are just too unbearable to truly spend a day there. That said, I dream of going back and doing the Fiery Furnace.

112 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016

Viewed from the Waters of Lake Powell - Rainbow Bridge


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We weren't able to do many things during vacation 2010, but we did make it to this place, but before it was over, we ended up getting super sick and going out of commission the whole next day. Prior to that, here were the views of the scenery (Rainbow Bridge!) from Glen Canyon and the dam that created Lake Powell.

69 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2010

Waterholes Canyon - A Short Trip from Page


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Waterholes Canyon is located on Navajo land right outside of Page, Arizona. It costs about $11 to get in, and the trail is actually a rocklined avenue through to the bottom of the fenced in area. When you get there, it's actually more narrow than it looks.

Definitely a fun hike.

25 files, last one added on Jun 06, 2010

Paria Canyon: Home of the Wave and slot canyons


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Everyone makes such a big deal about the Grand Canyon, but Paria is a lot quieter and they have Buckskin Gulch, the Toadstool Trail, and the Wave.

29 files, last one added on Sep 13, 2007

The Big Walls of the Great Ditch - Grand Canyon


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I know I said that I would never go back there, but seeing as I'm going below the rim, I now have an excuse to go back in there.
I still meant it when I said that there is no reason to go to this park if all you're going to do is take pictures of the rim because you'll just want to throw annoying kids, annoying dogs, and angry touristy types over the edge. That said, I'm probably angry to state that.

85 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016

In the Desert Solitaire - Abbey's Colorado Plateau


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The Colorado Plateau. Soon to be updated again because nothing beats slots canyons and the beautiful meditative silence of the desert except Reese Witherspoon, but seeing as she is not in my life, I'll have to "settle" for the desert.

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On the Road to See the Ghosts of Northern Arizona: Cliff Dwellers Arizona


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Right before the Navajo Bridge, you will come to this little stop, and while it's a roadside attraction and Navajo jewelry stop, it's actually a really cool place to stretch the legs and imagine the ghosts of great warriors come and gone as you marvel at the rocks and houses built up against them.

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Ute Mountain Tribal park: A day with the Ancient Spirits:


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The unspoiled Native American run part of Mesa Verde, which is really cool, but you're at the mercy of where the Utes want to take you. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it's not a guarantee what you're getting until you get there.

16 files, last one added on Apr 12, 2011

The Great Big Hole in the Arizona Landscape - Meteor Crater


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The tourist trap that is the first proven meteor strike of serious magnitude on our planet - and what a big hole it is!!

20 files, last one added on Jun 08, 2010

Getting Lost in Abbey's world - Canyonlands National Park + Newspaper Rock


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The Utah equivalent of the Grand Canyon in all of its above the river glory, which is to say it's basically a nice view, but a long drive out into the middle of nowhere. Someday, we're going to do the Grand Gallery and see the sights from the floor of the canyon. Of this, I dream!

34 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2016

The other park of the Colorado Plateau - Capitol Reef


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For what is there and what is the geological wonder of this national park, it's a great place to visit once, but as a fellow traveller asked me, "what's there?" not much if you're not a rock hound scientist, but it's definitely worth 1 visit - esp. if you like picking all the fruit you can eat from the orchards.

22 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2007

The Secret World of Clear Creek Canyon


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North of Phoenix is a creek that you can wander and hike / swim through. It's pretty peaceful, but in all honesty, it's more about flyfishing than it is about hiking.

14 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2007

In the City of Sin: Las Vegas PIctures


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Pictures from Heather's 40th birthday trip to Las Vegas for fun and excitement. At least there was excitement, adventure, and $3 in gambling.

60 files, last one added on May 18, 2015

Standing on the Edge of the Hoover Dam


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Lake Mead boat tour, down into Hoover Dam, and up above Hoover Dam... our trip on Heather's 40th birthday.

58 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2015

Having Close Encounters at Devil's Tower


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The fine site that became the backdrop for Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind. Yes, before Richard Dreyfuss did a lame turn as Mr. Holland, he was cool in Jaws and Close Encounters. So to that, I say, "ROY!! ROY!!!" Yep... prayer blankets, native American myths about giant bears and princesses and a really cool geological wonder.

Hell yeah.

19 files, last one added on Jul 20, 2014

Super Volcano Waiting to Go Off - Yellowstone National Park!


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Now that I've scanned ALL of the stuff (instead of just SOME of the stuff), it seemed like it would be a good idea to make these photos into their own album (that and they're beautiful). So see them to inspire yourself to see the real thing before the super volcano goes off and destroys the entire western part of America.

95 files, last one added on Jan 14, 2010

The Grandest of the Grand Tetons Photos


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Since I lost all of my photos in 2000 due to exposing my film, these are the 2002 pictures to make up for those lost pictures.

20 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2014

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