Light snow covers the ground in eastern Washington state in late december.
Volcanos are amazing. Here the lava exits a lava tube that originates from the Pu’u O’o vent and enters the ocean
Half way up Mauna Kea on the saddle road crossing the big island of Hawaii there is a trail to the south of the road between mile 22 and 23. 9.8 kilometers down the rough Pu’uʻŌʻō trail to the right side is a Puka (Hawaiian for lava hole) about 100 feet around and 30 feet deep. This is the main entrance to the Emesine Lava Tube. This lava tube is nearly a mile long and a great hike. Bring boots, flashlights and a helmet is nice. Don’t forget sunscreen for the hike out. It’s sunny and at nearly 8,000 feet in elevation.
Info update. You now need a permit to go in the lava tube. Contact the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources at 808-587-0166.
Really my best guess of where this idyllic farm and river are is about 100 or so miles north of Burns, Oregon. Where hwy 395 meets 26.
One evening at the mouth of the Kasilof river. We had been dipnetting all day and had just finished out dinner of whatever and Guinness. It was approaching 11pm as that is evening during July in Alaska.
Like many adventurous Alaskans I make it a habit to go anywhere any time someone asks. When you live in Alaska and someone says “hey, do you want to go flying?” You always say “yes”.
Deep in the Alaska range this cluster of peaks pushes up through the lower clouds.
I drive up about the Campbell airstrip to capture this image.
Helo drops water onto fire near Sutton, Alaska just off the Glenn hwy.
Late sunset along Tunragain Arm Alaska. The red sky reflected upon the Alaska railroad.