Ofu Beach

Ofu Beach is an approximately 2.5-mile stretch of white sand and palm trees and the only section of the National Park of American Samoa on Ofu Island. Wonderfully remote, but still accessible fairly easily by flight or boat, the Ofu section of the park has few visitors. I spent four days on the island inContinue reading “Ofu Beach”

National Park of American Samoa

The National Park of American Samoa is spread across the islands of Tutuila, Ofu and T’au in the U.S. territory of American Samoa and is one of the most remote and least visited of the national parks. It also holds the unique distinction of being the only U.S. national park located in the southern hemisphere. The parkContinue reading “National Park of American Samoa”

Hazel Mountain Overlook

Hazel Mountain Overlook is one of many scenic viewpoints along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Located near milepost 33, this northeast-facing overlook is a great place to view the sunrise and has a beautiful view of the namesake mountain, a valley and surrounding countryside. Large boulders and a distinctive, lone pine tree add toContinue reading “Hazel Mountain Overlook”

Shenandoah National Park

A few weeks ago, I spent a several days exploring and photographing Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. I had been to the park before a long time ago, but that visit was just a quick stop during a trip to the Northeast. I have been meaning to properly visit the park for a few yearsContinue reading “Shenandoah National Park”