KÄ«lauea: spending the night next to a lava flow!

🌋 KÄ«lauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of HawaiÊ»i, also called the Big Island. Located along the southern shore, the volcano is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago.Continue reading “KÄ«lauea: spending the night next to a lava flow!”

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse in San Francisco

We just experienced a once in a lifetime super-moon eclipse here in California. I was trying to capture the maximum dynamic range in a single frame and this is what I got. At the brightest, on the left, we can see the sliver of the moon that has begun to emerge from the Earth’s shadow.Continue reading “Super Moon Lunar Eclipse in San Francisco”

The problem with the Burger King video about Net Neutrality

This is a great example of a video trying to claim something but actually proving the opposite. The video starts by claiming that “burger neutrality” has been eliminated and now a Whopper will cost $20 if you want it right away or you have to wait 20min to have it at it’s usual price. ThenContinue reading “The problem with the Burger King video about Net Neutrality”

19th Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote Scarf

Jenna designed these bandannas/scarves that have the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution printed on them. It’s important to remember that it was only 99yrs ago that women earned the right to vote in the US!You can order one here on Amazon. 10% of all profits are donated to the League of Women Voters.

Alpine Climbing Equipment

Alpine Climbing Equipment When going out into the backcountry, one has to be prepared for all kinds of weather. The goal is to read the weather and understand the conditions in advance and avoid running into a bad weather window to begin with. But it’s all a probability and everything helps in making sure youContinue reading “Alpine Climbing Equipment”