Tag Archives: Rocks

ONP – Sol Duc Falls

My first day in Olympic National Park was to be a relaxing hot springs afternoon with dinner at the Sol Duc hot springs resort. I timed my entire trip to be there on the last day of the season, as … Continue reading

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Seattle Freeway Park and Starbucks Reserve

Continuing on the Washington adventure, today we go to a very famous park built atop Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle as well as the very spiffy first Starbucks Reserve store with the roasting and hipster flair everywhere. Let’s start with … Continue reading

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Road to Opals in Nevada

I took a special trip with my dad a couple years ago to mine for opals. The desert landscapes were very photogenic. We left from Winnemucca, which is definitely not a made-up town in the middle of nowhere Slightly cloudy … Continue reading

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Donner Pass and Andesite Peak

While the hike up to Castle Peak is famous among hikers, I preferred the less-visited Andesite Peak to its south-west. A good summer time hike out of the worst of the heat, this was still a three mile trek at … Continue reading

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