Category Archives: Travel

Leavenworth, Washington

The beautiful town of Leavenworth, Washington

Apparently the story is that the old mining town was dying so they decided to change it into a ‘Bavarian’ looking town and a tourist destination. It worked 🙂 The surrounding area is actually pretty nice too.

Note before Mount Rainier

April, 27th 2019

I was in Leadville, Colorado earlier today. No hike this time but I spent the night and part of the day in that area for altitude acclimation. I saw that old forgotten poem by Walt Whitman in a coffee house…

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.”

Via Ferrata

I survived!!! 🙂
The Via Ferrata of Telluride is super fun. I’ll redo it without hesitation.
A gorgeous day in Telluride, Colorado

Flanders & Adrian; climbing partners for this little challenge

Some climbers on the wall

More climbers

Flanders leading the way

One of the technical passage.

View from below; climbers (top / center) on the Via Ferrata

Astrophotography

Capitol Reef, Utah is actually a desert (it receives barely 7 inch of rain per year) and has very little light pollution.  Great place for night photography. Not the best time of the year though; apparently May-September is better for some reason.

Also it was -11c degree at night so I was freezing my butt. Did two sessions; one between 9pm-10pm and the other between 1am-2am.

Corona Arch, Utah

February 18th, 2018

Corona Arch is right outside Moab, Utah but it is NOT located in Arches National Park.

A bit too crowded for my taste and way too windy on that day to bother with my nicer camera.

Capitol Reef, Utah

February 16th-17th, 2018
Short road trip to Capitol Reef, Utah with the Jeep and my brand new tires 🙂

Drove along the Cathedral Valley Road up to the Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun. Then I retraced  a few miles and cross over to the Hartnet Rd (a bit rough but lots of fun) to check out both Lower & Upper Cathedral Valley overlook. Finally I exited the area via the north back to I70…

Mission San Jose, Texas

Extended weekend around San Antonio, Texas. Visited the Mission San Jose…

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, Corpus Christi, San Padre Island
The Alamo, Mission San Jose, USS Lexington. Government Canyon State Park