POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The short story of the Signal Mountain Elk: After retracing our winter snowshoe trek on the drive down from Signal Mountain inside Grand Teton National Park, a large bull elk was foraging just off the road. Also known as Wapiti, they are one of the largest species of the deer family. John Muir once said, … Continue reading POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply. Jonathon Thompson/High Country News One of the most visible signs of the state of the West’s water supply is the big bathtub ring around the sandstone rim of Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir. Whenever the massive hydrological system that delivers … Continue reading The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

POTW: The North Inlet Moose

We happened upon the North Inlet Moose as we were driving through Grand Lake heading to the east end of the lake on a Sunday evening not long ago. The North Inlet source, Lake Powell, is located deep in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. These waters provide the necessary source of moisture that … Continue reading POTW: The North Inlet Moose

POTW: String Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

We recently kayaked String Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park. We dubbed that day as, “The Unexpected Journey.” Why do you ask? Learn more by reading the latest post: Utah & Wyoming Windy Adventures and look for Day 6 to find the answer. Until then, enjoy the vistas of the Teton Range.

POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park: looking down from the overlook. The Phelps Lake Overlook trail is not an overly challenging hike, roughly two miles out and back from the Death Canyon Trailhead. However, I will say that getting there is part of the adventure. We entered Grand Teton National Park from the Granite … Continue reading POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park