Storm Approaching at Miles Canyon
Miles Canyon is a cool spot just south of the capital city of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. It has pretty cool geologic features and is a very narrow stretch of the Yukon River that has proved quite treacherous and deadly, especially during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. On this particular day, we did not stick around the canyon for very long because we could see stormy weather on the horizon. We were able to escape the storm for a short amount of time, but it eventually caught up with us while we were driving and gave us a bit of Yukon hail.
The Hudson River in the Adirondacks
Usually when I think of the Hudson River, I think of the wide watery expanse that separates New Jersey from New York City…and so I don’t really associate picturesque scenes like the photo above with this great river. That isn’t to say there is no great scenery along the lower Hudson, but it’s not quite the same as this stretch in the Adirondacks near the headwaters of the Hudson. This particular section was located near the town of North Creek, the mix of fall color and evergreens along the riverbanks was just fantastic.
Tallest Building in New Jersey
When I think about New Jersey, I don’t really think about tall skyscrapers (except for being able to see lots of them in New York City while in New Jersey…), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any! The Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City is right on the Hudson River across from Manhattan, and at 781 feet in height, it is the tallest building in the state.
Great Smokies Creek – Etsy Print
The peacefulness of a Great Smoky Mountain stream like this one is tough to match. This particular stretch of water was located in the Cataloochee Valley region of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Onset of Dusk in the Wheaton River Valley
The onset of dusk near our cabin in the Yukon was always great to take in. Our cabin (it’s not really visible in this photo, but it is located pretty much in the center of the photo back in the trees) was situated in the Wheaton River Valley with mountain ridges on all sides, which meant the sun didn’t reach us until late morning and it left us by early evening. On this evening, I was out on the edge of the frozen Wheaton River (the snow-covered surface in the foreground), watching the sun set behind Red Ridge.
Deep in Thought with Karma
While enjoying a bit of midday relaxation outside our cabin on the Wheaton River in the Yukon Territory one day, my buddy Ken and I were joined by two of the cool dogs on the property, Karma and Tatra. Ken snapped this photo of Karma and I staring off into the distance…who knows what we were looking at, or what we may have been pondering. Although I’m guessing I was just checking out the fantastic scenery all around, since I found myself doing that quite often!
Bend in the Pelly River
This is a rather typical shot of the Pelly River as it winds through the Yukon Territory on its way to the Yukon River: wide bends, built up bars in the bend interior with small new growth, outer spruce-dominated forests being slowly eaten by the river, south-facing mountain slopes with very little vegetation, and everything under a bright blue sky.