Bamboo Forest

The Pipiwai Trail in the Haleakala National Park at Oheo Gulch has a section of dense Bamboo.  The park has tried to make the hike a little easier by putting in steps seen here and walkways in many of the wet and muddy areas.

Haleakala National Park, Maui
Haleakala National Park, Maui

Kings Highway

Maui
Maui

It’s not really a highway but a trail that starts at La Pérouse Bay, on Maui southern coast, and winds through the lava fields created by Haleakal¯a’s last eruption in 1790.  The trail is well defined but getting off it to photograph tidal pools and various coves is a challenge due to the unforgiving lava rocks. This is the start of the trail.

You all know that on one of these hikes or outings we take many photos but only can publish a few.  These are couple to give you an idea of what it looks like.

Maui
Maui
Maui
Maui
Maui

Potomic River

Not what you expected?  This is the upper part of the river at Great Falls Park in Maryland.  A beautiful spot for hiking, observing,

Patomic River Great Falls Park

Big Horns

Zion National Park is a photographers paradise.  I took hundreds of photos but don’t want to overwhelm this blog with all of them at one time.  However, while hiking one morning I didn’t expect to see these Big Horn Sheep.  They were curious, a bit edgy but didn’t run off.  The Canon with zoom would have been nice to have.  This was taken with a 35MM so there is a significant crop.