Richard Korson

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Picture of the Day: Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach in Oregon is a delightful area. I was there on a warm day in June, but the water was still freezing. I was surprised to see people in …

Oregon

Sunday Hikes: The Inscription Trail

The Inscription Trail is a half mile paved loop trail in New Mexico’s El Morro National Monument. Half a mile wouldn’t usually take somebody 30 …

New Mexico

The 5 Best National Parks for Sunrises and Sunsets

Similar to yesterday’s top 5 National Parks feature, by their very nature all National Parks have amazing sunrises and sunsets. Having said that, …

National Parks

The 5 Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife

One of the most exciting parts of visiting a National Park is spotting wildlife in its native environment. By their very nature, all of the National …

National Parks

Sunday Hikes: The Arabia Mountain Trail

The Arabia Mountain Trail is located in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area about 20 minutes southeast of Atlanta GA. As a longtime Atlanta …

Friday Favorites: Geysers & Hot Springs in Yellowstone NP

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. I think you could spend a summer there and not see everything.<p>One of the things that surprised me was …

Picture of the Day: Washington DC National Mall

The National Mall in DC isn’t a place to go shopping. It’s a 1.2 mile park stretching from the Capitol to the the Lincoln Memorial. Lined with …

Museums

Sunday Hikes: Cap Rock Nature Trail

The Cap Rock Nature Trail is a .3 mile loop trail in Joshua Tree National Park. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that I love these short …

Hiking

Picture of the Day: Santa Catalina Mountains

This is a picture of the Santa Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, Arizona. I took this picture from Saguaro National Park in the spring. The …

Hiking

Sunday Hikes: The Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Josh and I were excited to hike this trail in Redwood National Park. It isn’t an extremely long trail at only 1.5 miles, but it wrapped some history …

Hiking

Chicago Fireworks

On a recent trip to Chicago, I was fortunate enough to take a cruise out on Lake Michigan. The highlight was seeing the fireworks being shot off from …

Lake Michigan

Camping: Alamo Canyon Campground

Organ Pipe Cactus are a type of cactus that grows in the rocky Sonoran desert with many tall stems that grow from one short stump resembling a pipe …

RVs

Picture of the Day: Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park in Maine is one of my favorite National Parks. It has great hikes like the Precipice Trail and the Beehive Trail, a fabulous …

National Parks

Sunday Hikes: Wasson Peak

I visited Saguaro National Park for the first time a few years ago and loved it! I visited the west side of the park (or Tucson Mountain District) …

Camping: Forks Campground, Gila National Forest

The Forks Campground in New Mexico’s Gila National Forest is great for many reasons. The first being that it is free. Who doesn’t love free? It’s …

Picture of the Day: Starry Night in the Gila National Forest

I took this picture in early April from my campsite in the Gila National Forest of southwest New Mexico. The stars were beautiful that night and I’m …

Sunday Hikes: Waterfall and Lime Kiln Trails in Big Sur

Josh and I camped at the delightful Limekiln State Park in Big Sur back in April. This was a great campground right off the Pacific Coast Highway …

Sunday Hikes: Gila Cliff Dwellings

Decoy for a Dognapper is an episode of Scooby Doo: Where Are You set in the american west with one of the main locations being a Native American …

Picture of the Day: White Sands Morning

These pictures were all taken just after waking up from sleeping in the backcountry of White Sands National Monument. The morning light on the sand …

Sunday Hikes: The Trillium Falls Trail

This is a fun hike right off of Hwy 101 in Redwoods country in Northern California. The trailhead is at the site of a former sawmill. Near the …

Picture of the Day: Crater Lake National Park

Even in early June, this National Park still had a lot of snow and ice on the ground. In fact, all of the hiking trails were closed during our visit …

Sunday Hikes: Dune Life Nature Trail

The Dune Life Nature Trail is located in White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico along the Dunes Drive road. It is one of the first …

An Afternoon at Shiloh National Military Park.

I kind of stumbled into this park when I missed my turn driving through the boondocks of Tennessee. It was late afternoon but I thought I might as …

Picture of the Day: Moonrise over Albuquerque

I took these pictures from Petroglyph National Monument on back to back nights in late March. I like these pictures not only because they show the …

Sunday Hikes: The Cathedral Tree Trail

I was happy to find this fun hike in Astoria, Oregon. Oddly enough, I swore I could hear seals barking like crazy in the distance as we started the …

Picture of the Day: Mount St. Helens

It’s a bit of a drive out to the Johnston Ridge Observatory to view Mount St. Helens up close, but it was worth it. I do not think you can appreciate …

Friday Favorites: Big Sur

From my first sighting of the Big Sur coast through the Santa Lucia Mountains, I was amazed by its beauty. The waterfalls gushing onto the beach and …

Picture of the Day: Truck in the Woods

These pictures were taken at a small picnic area off the road in Northern California at the south end of Redwood National and State Parks. Though my …

Sunday Hikes: Big Trees Loop in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

While in Northern California, Josh and I wanted to find the largest Redwood tree we could. The nearby Hyperion tree is recognized as the tallest by a …

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

The nearly constant spring rain let up enough this Monday for us to make a trip over to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Chattahoochee Bend, Georgia’s …