Tag Archives: Trees


Keep Your Snobbery to Yourself, Please

When I told people I was going to Ohio for a long weekend, a couple of them responded as if I’d said I was going to a party at Harvey Weinstein’s house.

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Small Lake, Big City

It’s a new year and I’m all about tying up loose ends. Like some unprocessed photos I made at Lake Murray last year, a small but delightful lake smack in the middle of San Diego.

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Taos in Winter

Sure, tons of snow and single-digit temperatures might make going about your day difficult, but you know what isn’t difficult, oddly enough?

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Out With the Old

I love this time of year. Long nights, crisp, cold air, lights everywhere – I take this time to reflect on the outgoing year and set intentions for the new year coming in.

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When Safety Trumps Desire

Remember how excited I was to go backpacking in Olympic National Park?

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Green Overload in the Hoh Rain Forest

Let’s start by getting all your jokes about the name out right now. I’ll go: If a tree falls in the rain forest, does a ho hear it? Ha ha! Hilarious!

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Slowing Down at Kalaloch Beach

Sam and I had been on the road a few weeks by the time we found the campground at Kalaloch Beach  (“clay-lock”) in Olympic National Park, Washington.

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Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

My favorite color combination – what, you don’t have one? – is green and blue. I realized this when I looked around my house the other day and saw those colors featured in almost every room.

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Sequoia National Park

The first chunk of this last Scamp was clouded with smoke from all the wildfires in the West. The worst was at Sequoia National Park.

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Into the Mystic

Redwood National Park is in the very northwest corner of California, home to the tallest trees on the planet. And for me, it was a highlight of what turned out to be an almost seven-week Scamp.

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