Sunday, October 25, 2009

The BIG Island - - Hawa'ii

A few photos from our trip to Volcano National Park on Hawa'ii. Wil, Krista, Abigail, Ethan, Mike and Lynn, October 2009

the view of Mauna Loa from above the clouds

Abigail is ready to run down the trail!

what a cutie!

Wil running across a lava field

the lava flow across the road

oh, you think?

the steam plume where the lava is hitting the ocean

lava field

we went and saw the lava flow at night....from a 1/2 mile away.
it was hard to take pictures since we didn't have the best camera
for this but these give you an idea anyways

a Ne' Ne'

Wil geo-caching at South Point

We found it!

the LOG

Abigail at South Point

South Point: the southernly most part of the United States (the actual states that is)

entrance to the lighted portion of the Thurston Lava Tube

entrance to the unlighted part of Thurston Lava Tube

inside the Thurston Lava Tube

more inside the Thurston Lava Tube

at the end of the Thurston Lava Tube

Devastation Trail

Abigail getting busy with the camera!

The Steam Vents

view near the "trail of devastation"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Recent Invitation

I got a phone call today from a friend of mine named Bruce. He's an avid hiker and vetern of Mt. Rainier (he's made something like 4-5 trips to the summit). He was calling to invite me to join a team and climb Washington's most inconic peak this summer! If all goes well, I'll have a chance to tackle the tallest mountain in the lower 48 this coming July. I have many many pictures of Mt. Rainier, but hopefully I'll get to post some pictures looking down off of it! I'll keep everyone posted, but for now I'm just excited by the possibility.

Also, I climbed Mt. Pilchuck with a friend 1-2 months ago, but never posted any pictures of the trip because I left my camera in the car! I'll post a few of my friend's pictures hopefully soon, once I procure them from him.