Conowingo: at the rapids

I spent the day along the Susquehanna River in Maryland yesterday. We visited a large dam, the Conowingo Dam, built in 1928. It is classified as a medium height, masonry gravity dam. But what’s really interesting about the dam is that when electricity is being produced and the generators are cranked up, the fish that are residents of the river are churned around and brought … Continue reading Conowingo: at the rapids

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Watkins Glen, NY

I’ve just returned from upstate New York, the Finger Lakes region. Just beautiful!   We visited Cornell University and Watkins Glen along the way to Rochester.  It was easily ten degrees cooler then in Baltimore, and that temperature difference made hiking a bit easier. The hike begins at an elevation of 400 feet and goes over one thousand feet within a two mile radius. My … Continue reading Watkins Glen, NY

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Travel: petroglyphs, Volcanos National Park, HI

Imagine you are standing on one of the most remote places in the world, about 2,500 miles from the mainland USA or Asia. You are 20 degrees north of the equator. The volcano above you is Kilauea, about 4000 feet up to the caldera which extends 11 miles around the base of what used to be one big ass mountain. This volcano has been active … Continue reading Travel: petroglyphs, Volcanos National Park, HI

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