Category Archives: USA Travel

Frozen Waters Five: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

August, 2016 The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier is named for Gardiner Green Hubbard, a founder and first president of National Geographic. (This may be the most links I’ve ever had in one short sentence.) The 76 … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Four: Glacier Bay, Alaska

August, 2016 Before going to Glacier Bay, we took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, from Skagway to the Canadian border. The route took us between mountains where we saw several glaciers. When explored by Captain George … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Three: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

August, 2016 While on an Alaskan cruise, we stopped in Juneau, where we decided to take a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier with  Temsco Helicopters, Inc. This glacier has had several names over the years. The Tlingit People called it Sitangiospren (“the … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty-Five: Wrapping Up

This is the final post in my waterfall series, that is, until I see some more. I believe there were about 70 so far. January, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii Akaka Falls State Park, located a few miles … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty Four: Multnomah Falls, Oregon

July, 2018   Some of the approaches to Multnomah Falls were closed following the wildfires of 2017.  The waterfall, itself, was evacuated for a while. There is a parking lot next to the falls that fills up early. We beat … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty-Three: Washington State’s National Parks

July, 2018 Mount Rainier National Park is home to over 150 waterfalls. We weren’t on a hunt for waterfalls, though, so we only saw a few. The largest one was Nisqually Valley Falls, which is fed by the Nisqually Glacier, at least … Continue reading

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Spelunking and Spam in Southern Minnesota

October 2, 2018 Spelunking, from the Latin word spēlunca meaning cave, is a term that has fallen out of favor with “cavers,” who consider spelunkers to be untrained and unknowledgeable compared to themselves. Nonetheless, I think it’s a lovely word, and will … Continue reading

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