Giver of Life
The Ilmawi people have considered this waterfall a sacred place for thousands of years. I cannot help but agree with them after seeing it firsthand. Burney Falls, California
After a long late autumn hike, I camped at this alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada before summiting a craggy peak the next morning. As the sunk sank below the horizon, the wind died out and the light kept getting better, creating this magical mirror effect on the water.
Big Sur, California
This natural phenomenon occurs only during a short window of time in late winter in Yosemite National Park. On a clear evening, the last rays of the sun light up Horsetail Falls causing it to look as if it were made of fire.
Yosemite National Park, California
Towers of Water and Stone
After years of drought, Yosemite Falls roars back to life thanks to an incredible winter of El Niño snowfall. You could hear the thunder of the falls from over a mile away. Yosemite National Park, California
There is no place like Yosemite National Park in winter. Each time I explore its wilderness, I find magical views like this one.
The Essence of Life
Zion National Park, Utah