July 2015

  Over the 4th of July weekend, I traveled to Washington to visit my partner's grandparents. Coincidentally, at the time I was reading the volcanoes chapter in John Grotzinger's textbook Understanding Earth for my preliminary exam next fall. I became one of those people who attempt to photograph scenery from a tiny airplane window...

   The place we stayed was not more than a mile away from the Olympic National Park

Mt Rainier from the tiny plane window. 

Mt Rainier from the tiny plane window. 

After a decent amount of elevation gain on the Heart O' The Hills trail. Living in Texas makes you appreciate the mountains more.

After a decent amount of elevation gain on the Heart O' The Hills trail. Living in Texas makes you appreciate the mountains more.

Tide pools! Apparently there was a massive forest fire on the Canadian side, which caused the sky to be a grayish orange for the next few days.

Tide pools! Apparently there was a massive forest fire on the Canadian side, which caused the sky to be a grayish orange for the next few days.