Hello there! I’m Morgan Burke, a Saint Louis, Missouri native with a deep love for photography and exploring natural wonders. I’m thrilled that you are here to share this journey with me.
Growing up in the heart of the Midwest, I found myself far removed from the rugged mountain ranges and sprawling glaciers that now fill my life and this blog. The hiking trails, the camping nights under the stars, the sweeping vistas of untouched wilderness – they were all alien concepts to me. My life was consumed by work, the same routine unfolding day after day, until I realized I was on the brink of burnout.
Then, I made a bold decision: I quit my job, sold all my stuff, and on a whim, booked a flight to New Zealand.
Little did I know, this spontaneous decision would transform my life.
The epic mountains and ancient glaciers of New Zealand, in all their majestic splendor, breathed new life into me. The experience sparked a dormant adventurer within, kindling a newfound passion for exploring the great outdoors and capturing its beauty through my lens.
Fueled by the transformation in New Zealand, I embarked on a personal quest to explore and photograph every National Park in the United States. From the lush valleys of West Virginia to the icy wilderness of Alaska, I’ve had the privilege of visiting all 63 U.S National Parks, each offering its unique story and captivating beauty.
Through this blog, I share my experiences, weaving tales of majestic mountains, powerful rivers, vibrant forests, and a myriad of wildlife. My posts are imbued with personal narratives, amazing photographs, and handy tips for fellow travel enthusiasts.
I invite you to join me. Stand before towering peaks with me. Traverse challenging trails with me. Capture the fleeting beauty of sunsets and sunrises with me. This blog is more than a collection of my adventures. It’s a testament to my love for the outdoors. It’s a diary of my personal transformation. It’s an invitation for you to embrace the spirit of exploration.
Whether you’re here for the stunning photography, inspiration for your next journey, or captivating stories, I welcome you. Let’s celebrate the grandeur of nature and the joy of discovery together.