Mono Lake

Mono Lake ~ California

Mono Lake (moh-noh) is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. These salts also make the lake water alkaline.

This desert lake has an unusually productive ecosystem based on

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite ~ Part Two ~ Inspirationville

So, as stated in part one of this series, Yosemite for me was all about channeling inspiration.  I tried to do this at every location we visited.  I would try to imagine what it was like to hike to the spots that we drove to, even the ones that we hiked to after we drove to the trail-head.  The days it must have taken to get to where we can get to now in just a few hours.  The payoff must have been


Going West 2012 ~ Part Three : A Day, and Night in Zion

First thing I want to say is that Zion was one of my favorite spots on this last trip out west. There is a reason this place is often thought of as nature’s cathedral. You truly feel as though you have died and gone to heaven while there. Every vista is majestic and spiritually uplifting. Anyone who knows me knows that I am of agnostic belief. I believe there is a god, but I do not believe that a book, or any one religion can explain it. That is all I want to say about that. I will say

Chasing The Ghosts of Gettysburg

Chasing The Ghosts of Gettysburg

In my life thus far I have only had a few things that I have seen, that I could not explain or debunk. And though I love shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International and what they do, I cannot say whether I believe in ghosts or not. I do believe that the spirit carries on and that there may be some people who are more sensitive to those energies than others. I also believe that there are certain places that those spirits emit stronger energies as well. With all the will and bloodshed at Gettysburg, I would have to say that it is definitely one of the more spiritually active areas.

Walking Dead Falls

Walking Dead Falls


walking dead ˈwȯ-kər [waw-ker] noun

1 : one that walks: as
a : a competitor in a walking race
b : a peddler going on foot
c : a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
d : a person or group (walkers) that intentionally moves into a photographers frame while he/she is shooting.