Haystack Rock

The Pacific Ocean is absolutely magical.  One never knows what they’ll discover on its shores or in its rich blue depths.  There is something about the steady crash of the waves against the shore that relaxes and envigorates the soul.  Our Base Camp is nowhere near the…

Mount Hood

Wy’east has a secret. He loves the sunrise. Before the sun even rose, I felt the stirring.  I lifted my head from the soft pillow and looked out the window.  Outside of our log cabin at the base of Mount Hood, the sky was turning purple behind…

Mount St. Helens – A Trip Through Time

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens. Say her name and it instantly draws to mind images of the cataclysmic eruption of 1980.  We all remember the news footage and heart-stopping images of the fiery blast.  Americans as far away as Florida had at least a dusting of ash on their…

7 Must-Haves for your Volcanic Adventure

This post is sponsored by Amazon, but all opinions are my own. So you’re ready to take the leap and are ready to go explore a volcano.  But what to bring?  Below are 7 must-haves for your volcanic adventure. If you’ve followed my 5 steps to…

5 Ways to Prepare to Hike a Volcano

Volcano Hopper at Kilauea Summit

How is it midway through the summer already?! It seems like the snow only just melted here in the Rockies. With the summer comes hiking season – and volcano hopping! So get your boots laced and hiking poles out. Here is my list of 6 ways to prepare yourself to hike a volcano.

An Interview with Kilauea Volcano

2018 marked the largest volcanic eruption Kilauea volcano has seen this century. Two lava lakes suddenly drained, explosions rocked the summit crater, earthquakes rattled Hawaii island, and a massive fissure eruption took place in Puna. Rivers of lava flooded the landscape and poured into the ocean in a 2 mile wide ocean entry. The fissure eruption finally ended in August, closing out a 35 year eruption on Kilauea volcano. On the one year anniversary of the fissure eruptions, I thought it would be interesting to sit down with Kilauea volcano herself and get her perspective on life as a volcano, the eruption, and what she has up her sleeve next.

Happy International Day of Volcanoes!

Happy International Day of Volcanoes!   So, if we’re getting “technical,” April 10 is the UNOFFICIAL International Day of Volcanoes.  But that’s not stopping thousands of people around the world from celebrating the wild and wonderful volcanoes that rock our world. What’s the big deal about volcanoes…

The Moon is Lava!

VITAL STATS Name: Earth’s Moon Eruption Status: Dormant?  Last Eruption: Less than 100,000 years ago Location: 238,900 miles out in space Do you remember playing “The Floor is Lava” when you were a kid?  If not, you should definitely start a game right now.  Wherever…

Capulin: The Boca Trail

VITAL STATS Name: Capulin  Type: Cinder Cone Eruption Status: Extinct Last Eruption: Approximately 60,000 years ago Location: 36.7811° N, 103.9695° W Northeastern New Mexico; Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field We coasted down the volcano road, enjoying our descent from Capulin’s summit.  The clouds had finally lifted and…

Capulin: The Summit

VITAL STATS Name: Capulin Type: Cinder Cone Eruption Status: Extinct Last Eruption: Approximately 60,000 years ago Location: 36.7811° N, 103.9695° W Northeastern New Mexico; Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field The clouds that enshrouded Capulin’s cone finally began to break around mid-morning.  We raced to the summit…