YOSEMITE, CA - Three day backpacking trip with the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMG) along the north rim of Yosemite Valley with views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome.
LONGS PEAK, CO - A classic pre-sunrise start to gain the summit of this popular 14'er on Colorado's Front Range near Boulder.
WHITE MOUNTAINS, AK - The Aurora Borealis (northen lights) put on an incredible show at Caribou Bluff Cabin around midnight.
WHITE MOUNTAINS, AK - We arrive at Eleazar's Cabin around midnight. While making dinner, a mild aurora borealis (northern lights) showing creeps up on the horizon.
YUKON RIVER, AK - En route from Fairbanks to Arctic Village crossing the Arctic Circle over the Yukon River.
We also passed the unique candelabra tree.
On the drive back to Moshi, we pass some Massai walking across a field.
Piglets on the run!
A wardhog and piglets!
The buffalo take it easy in the mud.
An interesting combo, an egret and warthog.
The blue monkey grabs a snack.
Baboon on the go!
The critters roam and feed all together in a dried up lake bed.
When Mt. Meru erupted 6,000 years ago, the lava, mud and ash clogged the river and formed these lakes. Because the lakes have no egress except evaporation, the minerals pile up and the lakes have become alkaline.
The African classic: Flat Topped Acacias.
More baboons along the pond.
Warthog in the field.
Baboons in the road.
Our lunch break overlooks the Ngurdoto Crater.
The colobus monkey shows off his tail.
The sausage tree.
The flashy black and white colobus monkey in the trees just off the road.