Spring in Yosemite!

Exploring Yosemite in late April provides blooming wildflowers and waterfalls running at full power! It also means smaller crowds, especially if you go mid-week (highly recommended). Combining those flowers with a breaking storm and the iconic “Tunnel...

Snitz hits Death Valley & points West!

I just returned from my first trip to Death Valley.  I also had the op to visit some bomber places on my drive out there! The trip began in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  About three hours Southwest lies the Colorado National Monument, located in Fruita.  The 23-mile...

Fall color in the Rockies

The Rockies are usually awash with color in late September, especially in my favorite viewing spot, the San Juans! The towns of Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgeway are great launching pads to view the spectacular scenery. Telluride features the most impressive mountains...

Steamboat Wildflower Invasion

For about two weeks every year, wildflowers explode along the upper elevations of the Rocky Mountains.  This year’s crop was especially bomber as a plentiful snow pack finally melted.  Lots of moisture means lots of flowers.  Some recent rain storms didn’t hurt...

Snitz’s winter adventure

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES/SOUTHEAST UTAH First off, if you love the American Rockies, see what they’re sporting up North!  More vert, bigger, Alp-like!  Did I mention crazy foregrounds leading up to bomber peaks? How about methane bubbles that form beneath the ice and rise...

Snitz Antarctica Q & A

Did you take thousands of penguin photos?  Relax, you only get to view a few. Are there any Alpha penguins who are natural-born leaders?  Yah, the guy in front is the Douglass MacArthur of Sub Arctic Birds (a Gentoo Penguin, the Cadillac of birds). Actually, maybe...

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