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Family Photo in Dedeckera Canyon

Death Valley Overland Adventure Part 3: Lippincott Mine Road, Steele Pass and Dedeckera Canyon

Where you are, who you’re with, how you got there and where you’re going. Every once in a while you you get complete alignment of uncompromising awesome. Such was life on Lippincott Mine Road in Death Valley National Park one day earlier this spring. Who we were with This was an awesome family overlanding trip. […]

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Racetrack Playa Stones

Death Valley Overland Adventure Part 2: Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction and Racetrack Playa

Exploring the rugged road thought Titus Canyon and visiting the ghosts in Leadfield wasn’t adventure enough for one day (see Death Valley Overland Adventure Part 1: Bailey’s Hot Springs and Titus Canyon). After hitting the asphalt of Scotty’s Castle Road we soon found ourselves at the north end of Death Valley National Park staring into […]

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Lagomarsino Petroglyph Overland Excursion

TL,DR: The Lagomarsino Petroglyph site is easy to get to if you have a proper 4 wheel drive vehicle. It’s about 9 miles out Lousetown Road from SR 341 (Geiger Grade Road) Near Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada. Thousands of petroglyphs, lots of mud, your phone won’t work, don’t mess around in mines, pack […]

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Don’t believe Neil Tyson or B.o.B. Calculate the Circumference of Earth with Your Pen Pall.

OK, so it has come to my attention that the great Neil deGrasse Tyson has engaged on twitter with a recording artist called B.o.B. about whether the Earth is flat or spheroidal. Which is simultaneously the reasons why love and hate Twitter. I won’t go into why B.o.B. thinks what he thinks, or how he […]

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Tilt Shift Tuesday: Pocket Poland

I know, it’s usually Time Lapse Tuesday, but all Tilt Shifts are at least a little time-lapsey… Pocket Poland from joerg daiber on Vimeo. This one comes from Joerg Daiber on Vimeo and shot in Slupsk, Leba, Gdansk, Malbork, Torun, Warszawa and Wroclaw Poland. The music is Tritsch Tratsch Polka by the Austrian Composer Johann Strauss. -Mike

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Mt. Bromo Volcano

Found this awesome time lapse of the volcano Mt. Bromo in East Java Indonesia. This video by Justin Ng has some great star and milky way time lapse motion clips and some awesome shots of the volcano that look like nothing I’ve seen on this planet. Mount Bromo HD from Justin Ng Photo on Vimeo. […]

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Cool Places: Alabama Hills, CA

Few landscapes have continued to capture our imagination for so long as the Alabama Hills, near the town of Lone Pine California on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Chances are, you’ve never heard of them but here are a few images you might recognize.   There isn’t a great repository of screen […]

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Let’s Explore The Oceans: Infographic

This infographic from has a lot of great information about the oceans and how the diverse geography and ecology affects human life on Planet Earth.   Inner Space vs. Outer Space What I find most interesting is the fact that so little exploration has been done on the deepest parts of the oceans. In […]

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Cool Places: Black Rock Desert, Nevada

We rode into the wind. It was just chilly enough that I put my son in a sweater, but my wife and I pedaled our bikes in shirt sleeves. His helmeted head bobbled above the cracked mud and kept bumping me in the back as he repeatedly kicked my legs in excitement. We rode for […]

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Aqua Satellite Images of Earth

Wired posted their favorite Images from NASA’s Aqua Satellite today. The Aqua satellite circles Earth taking photos that study water, water vapor and the interaction of water and land and humans. My favorites are the ones that show volcanic eruption clouds of ash and smoke! One of the stars of NASA’s fleet of satellites is Aqua. The […]

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