Snorkeling and Maui Beach Sunsets! Hawaii, Day 4

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. This is the fourth day of my week-long adventure, so be sure to read about my first few days in Hawaii and check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! My fourth day in Maui, Hawaii, was my last full day … Continue reading Snorkeling and Maui Beach Sunsets! Hawaii, Day 4

Exploring Lahaina and a Beautiful Sunset! Hawaii, Day 2

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. This is the second day of my week-long adventure, so be sure to read about my first few days in Hawaii and check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! My official first day in Maui, Hawaii, is actually my second … Continue reading Exploring Lahaina and a Beautiful Sunset! Hawaii, Day 2

Backpacking at Dinkey Lakes, California

One thing that I’m sure many people don’t know or expect from me is that I adore backpacking. I’ve only ever been a few times, but one of my favorite places to backpack is Dinkey Lakes in California. Dinkey Lakes is about 200 miles straight east of San Jose, California, in theΒ Sierra National Forest. It’s closer to Fresno, CA, and is right in between Yosemite … Continue reading Backpacking at Dinkey Lakes, California

Nature Trails in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Southern Arizona is one of the most beautiful and best places to be during wintertime. This January I went hiking in Coronado National Forest, located about 25 miles from Green Valley, south of Tucson, Arizona. The weather that day had a high of around 65-70*F (although it was chillier in the shade) and a slight brisk breeze. All in all, perfect hiking weather! My grandma … Continue reading Nature Trails in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Water Effects on the Southwestern Springtime

In early March 2017 rain spattered across the Sonoran Desert. At Tumamoc Hill near Tucson, Arizona, seedlings and flowers sprung up atop the hillside research center. A week after the rains temperatures reached mid-90 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. The seedlings and flowers atop Tumamoc Hill sweltered and died in the heat. During that time, the region experienced little rain. β€œIt looked like it was … Continue reading Water Effects on the Southwestern Springtime