Rocky Mountain fires leave telltale ash layers in nearby lakes like this one. Philip Higuera What the extreme fire seasons of 1910 and 2020 – and 2,500 years of forest history – tell us about the future of wildfires in the West Kyra Clark-Wolf, University of Colorado Boulder and Philip Higuera, University of Montana Strong winds … Continue reading 2,500 Years of Forest History
The gallivanting moose, as photographed inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The park covers over 415 square miles and is a breathtaking mosaic of alpine meadows, dense forests, rugged peaks, and pristine lakes. Rocky Mountain National Park's diverse ecosystems provide the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife, including the moose. Here, the moose is emblematic … Continue reading POTW: The Gallivanting Moose
Observing a bugling bull elk is an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to witness it. National parks and wildlife reserves, such as Rocky Mountain National Park, offer prime opportunities to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon unfold each fall. Imagine the following and listen in rapt attention as a bull elk, silhouetted against the backdrop of … Continue reading POTW: The Bugling Bull Elk
2023 has been an emotionally charged year for us, for a multitude of reasons. And the culmination of those situations significantly impacted our winter travels. With that said, we only embarked on two winter trips in 2023, both of which were to Grand Lake. Even though that is all we did, those trips possessed elements … Continue reading 2023 Winter Wrap-Up and What’s Next?
Throwback Thursday: Almost one year ago to the date, Stella and I were in Rocky Mountain National Park, skiing up Trail Ridge Road to Milner Pass on our new Madshus Panorama M78, starting from the winter gate closure. This picture is looking into the Never Summer Range from Fairview Curve.
Snowshoeing along the Ranger Meadows Trail inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Our plans for the day had been to summit Shadow Mountain, however, we decided that a traverse across the East Shore Trail and returning via the Ranger Meadows Trail would be a more subtle adventure. Not exactly, stay tuned for more details as the … Continue reading POTW ~ Ranger Meadows
Winter in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. Looking west from the Bowen/Baker Trailhead into the Never Summer Range and wilderness.