Spent about 3 1/2 hours hiking at beautiful Matthiessen State Park, in Utica IL. Winter here has been a bit strange: lots of unusually warm days, and not much snow. The park was especially beautiful, with a mix of winter, and a way too early for Spring vibe. The park is named for Frederick William Matthiessen. This was his estate and private park!
Snow Canyon State Park, in Ivins, Utah, was our favorite stop during our recent road trip out west. A bicycle/walking/hiking friendly park with lots of trails and amazing scenery, this park is a must see if you are ever in Utah.
I was just minding my own business… enjoying a hike in Joshua Tree National Park… taking in the view… taking this photo… when I noticed a PERSON STANDING on top of the middle outcropping of rocks on the left side of the image! (Click on the image for a larger view.) So crazy and, so cool!