Travel

canada fishing lodge boats anchored on pier at sunset on lake

Fishing in Canada

Fishing in Canada 1500 1001 Michael Burke

Earlier this month I went on a father-son fishing trip to Chimo Lodge in Ontario, Canada. My dad and I try to go every other year or so with a…

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The SCA in Alaska

The SCA in Alaska 1920 1080 Michael Burke

For the past year, I have been working with The Student Conservation Association, travelling around the country to document some of the amazing work young people are doing in our…

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And the Sky was Ablaze with Light…

And the Sky was Ablaze with Light… 640 425 Michael Burke

Day One of My Parents in the Smokies

Day One of My Parents in the Smokies 150 150 Michael Burke

On Wednesday night, I drove to the Knoxville airport to pick up my parents for a four-day trip with me in the Smokies. Their flight got in pretty late, and…

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red leaf beautiful color

It’s Starting to Look Like Fall

It’s Starting to Look Like Fall 640 425 Michael Burke

With over 1,600 flowering plant species, including 100 species native trees, the Smoky Mountains are a great place to be during the fall. Usually mid to late October is the…

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Fontana Dam

Visiting Fontana Dam

Visiting Fontana Dam 425 640 Michael Burke

Today was a nice break from the busyness I’ve been experiencing lately. I headed to the North Carolina side of the park without much of a plan, and that let…

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Let Me Introduce You To

Let Me Introduce You To 150 150 Michael Burke

I have been admittedly absent from both this blog and the twitter recently, but with good reason. My time has been equally consumed, I would say, by both working out…

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Have You Ever Heard an Elk Bugle?

Have You Ever Heard an Elk Bugle? 150 150 Michael Burke

Here’s a quick little video I put together about elk bugling during the mating season, known as the “rut.” During their mating season, known as the rut, male bull elk…

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elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ruttin’ Along the Boogerman

Ruttin’ Along the Boogerman 640 425 Michael Burke

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” I had quite the exciting couple of days here. Yesterday started with an early morning and a two-hour drive…

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Cades Cove valley green

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown…”

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown…” 640 425 Michael Burke

“…for going out, I found, was really going in.” I’m sorry I’ve been so out of touch lately! I’ve have quite a few busy days and have gotten completely carried…

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