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Geotripper · 4d ago

Here's a Hawaiian Mystery for You: Where Did These Circles Come From?

We were on a desolate plain on the south side of Kilauea Caldera on the Big Island exploring the ongoing volcanic activity. The smoking pit of Halemaumau Crater with her bubbling lake of molten lava was only a half mile or so north of us, so yes, we ...
Geotripper · 5d ago

A Flight Around the World's Highest Mountains: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa

Mountains that make their own weather can be frustrating because...they make their own wea...
Geotripper · 1W ago

The Most Desolate Place in the United States? The Mauna Loa Weather Observatory

If I seem to be missing in action, it would be because I've been stuck on planes and in ai...
Geotripper · 1W ago

The Unsung Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley

One takes their chance when deciding to visit Yosemite Valley in the springtime. The storm...
Geotripper · 3W ago

Liveblogging the Deluge: The Other Shoe Drops!

Wait...it hasn't rained in weeks. Why am I still talking about "liveblogging the deluge"? ...
Geotripper · 3W ago

The Hawai'i That Was: A Geological and Anthropological Exploration of the Islands

Since last summer I've been working on a blog series based on the geology, natural history...
Geotripper · 3W ago

The Hawai'i That Was: The Final Refuge

Kaua'i broke, if not in half, then certainly something close to it. The entire summit of t...
Geotripper · 4W ago

The Hawai'i That Was: Waimea Canyon, the View You "Have" to Earn...

You may be utterly surprised by this, but I was kind of a strange kid. I loved the outdoor...
Geotripper · 4W ago

Redux: George Lucas Had It Wrong. A Day of Fierce Pride at Modesto Junior College

It's funny how the same thoughts can move through one's head during an event, even when th...
Geotripper · 1M ago

The Alpha and Omega of the Wildflower Season at the Red Hills ACEC

With some careful selective editing one can make it look like the superbloom is continuing...