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  • Crater Lake, Oregon, USA

    Crater Lake the Deepest (and Bluest, too?)

    A lot has been said about the first sight of the deepest lake in the United States of America. Cheryl Strayed in her memoir ‘Wild’ said that her first look at the lake had been one of disbelief, just as her guidebook had told her it would be.  Even...
  • Thurston Lava Tube

    A walk through Thurston lava tube

    How about I take you into Thurston Lava Tube, today? Also called the NaHuku, this lava tube lies in the Volcanic National Park in Big Island, Hawaii. We visited this national park a few years ago and I was so fascinated by the things I saw and learnt while...
  • Mount St. Helens, WA

    St. Helens: Following the lava path back up to the volcano

    Volcanoes National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park had been added to the been-there-done-that list but somehow that fascination for volcanoes just refused to die. One time when we had some time on hand while we were returning from Seattle and so I suggested we go have a look at...
  • The road to Mount Rainier

    It was late-May and we were in the SeaTac area. With Winter behind us and a good part of Spring too, it seemed like a fairly good time to squeeze in a drive to Mt. Rainier. So we drove South for a bit and left I-5S to drive into...