We have been in Death Valley National Park for three weeks. Our days begin early, before 6 am. Mark is working by then, interacting with colleagues back East, and I soon get to work on the book I am writing. By early afternoon we have put in a full day and are ready to go explore a new trail or canyon.
Beside hiking, we take photos -- of panoramic views from the peaks or of the immense desert floor.
The mountains here are amazing - a geologist's dream, with every color and shape imaginable. What follows are some of our favorite mountain views.
Which one is your favorite mountain?
Let me know in the comments below.
The Olympic Peninsula gets a lot of rain and its temperate rainforests are alive with green moss. The cedars, Douglas firs and other trees in the woods near Port Ludlow offer a glimpse of the diverse ecosystem to be found here.