Tuesday, August 21, 2012
At the end of last year, there was a commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE4bcq8Plzk that aired many many times. Every time it was on I loved it, and every time I said to myself "I'm gonna go find that place". So, I made it a new years resolution for 2012. Back in March, great airfare prices popped up for Denver, I purchased the airfare and now here I am. I'll be traveling with a couple friends throughout Colorado and Utah, and fulfill my New Years resolution and go photograph the Corkscrew at Fisher Towers in Utah and visit many great places along the way. I made this map for my roadtrip companions and I, but hope other friends will find the map below useful as well:
Friday, July 20, 2012
I recently went camping at Big Meadows, and I am planning another camping trip with a group of friends to the Central District again very soon. I've done a lot of hiking in this area of the park, and find it to be the most compacted with very rewarding and popular hikes. I thought I'd make a map to provide a better visual of distance and layout of the central district of Shenandoah National Park to others. I've included waterfall hikes, and vista hikes, along with two areas for overnight lodging. Along with the details, I've included the Mile Posts where each trail starts, as well as where the car pull off overlooks are located. Below is the helpful map for friends I created.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I've always loved driving along route 15. I've been to Cunningham Falls a few times, hiked a vista in Catoctin Mountain Park, driven through the Gettysburg Battlefield, and I have many wonderful childhood memories of Cozy Restaurant. I guess in other words, this area of MD/PA is a special place to me. I've recently recommended a few of these places to friends, and after a recent drive up route 15, I realized it is time I create a Map for Friends. I've included a number of places on the map, but intentionally left off a secret location. Camp David. I know it's location is no longer secret, but I'll pretend it is on this map. Instead, everyone should check out the Camp David Museum located in the Cozy Restaurant! and on to the map. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I have a coworker planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest and he asked me about Olympic National Park. Having been there, I shared a few stories, described the area, and happened to mention "Twilight" being filmed there. He quickly responded he'd rather look for "The Goonies" location. After the conversation I decided I wanted to make a map of the area that included the highlights of Olympic National Park, as well as a location guide for both movies. Below is the map I made for him.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Today, Feb 18th, 2012 is "National Drink Wine Day". Sounds like a great holiday, so to help out friends, I thought I'd make everyone the helpful map below. The Virginia & MD Winery Guide.
Monday, February 13, 2012
I'm a big fan of Asheville, and I have been wanting to explore more of the surrounding area. For my Mid-Atlantic friends, they are likely familiar with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but are less likely to be familiar with Pisgah National Forest. After realizing Pisgah National Forest has a lot of wonderful outdoor beauty to experience, I wanted encourage friends to explore the area by highlighting all the beauty it has to offer. I made the helpful map below for friends to use as a guide.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I decided I wanted to make a map to encourage friends to explore the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Since I love waterfalls, I decided to focus the map to show where many are located in the State. Also, after driving through WV previously, I kept seeing signs for this delicious looking place called Biscuit World. I decided to include the locations of all of the Biscuit Worlds for friends to enjoy after waterfall seeking. Below is the Map for Friends.