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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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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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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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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Smoky Mountains susnet sky aflame

“At The Touch Of This Divine Light…”

“At The Touch Of This Divine Light…” 640 425 Michael Burke

“…the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.” Today was really a wonderful day. I still spend quite…

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Smoky Mountains blue sunset

“Most People Are On The World, Not In It…”

“Most People Are On The World, Not In It…” 640 411 Michael Burke

“…having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them – undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.” Today I spent the day with…

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“The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” 150 150 Michael Burke

Impersonating an Officer

Impersonating an Officer 150 150 Michael Burke

There’s many, many perks to having a government vehicle at my disposal. I don’t have to pay for gas. The wear and tear of going up and down mountains isn’t…

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