A walk in the woods... John Muir says it best, “In every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Stella and I seek new adventures as often as we can, we spent Christmas 2021 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and ventured into the woods up on Rabbit Ears Pass. The pass is named … Continue reading POTW: A Walk in the Woods…
Wildlife Wednesday, the pika, a small but remarkable alpine mammal, plays a vital role in its mountainous ecosystem. They are known for their distinct whistling calls and adorable appearance. Pikas are incredible in their ability to adapt to life in the harsh alpine and subalpine environments. They inhabit talus slopes, rocky outcrops, and boulder fields, … Continue reading POTW: Wildlife Wednesday
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
https://youtu.be/m8ot1dwSllg Have you ever wondered what it is like driving above the clouds? If so, let's take a journey from the summit of Mount Evans down to Echo Lake. Pay close attention, there are steep drop-offs and wildlife to be on the watch for, particularly the marmots, they tend to be right on the edge … Continue reading Driving above the Clouds
The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal that resides in the mountainous regions of North America. What truly sets mountain goats apart is their unparalleled agility. Their hooves are equipped with specialized features, including rough, rubbery pads that provide exceptional grip on slippery surfaces. This … Continue reading POTW: Mountain Goat
Our Rainy Idaho Adventure began in Stanley, Idaho, one of our favorite places to visit. It is home to the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Recently, we made our annual visit to Stanley to spend time at Redfish Lake and Stanley Lake. Unfortunately, it rained for most of our trip so we were unable to do much … Continue reading Rainy Idaho Adventure
Looking across the Sawtooth Valley floor into the Sawtooth Mountain Range.