A Dangerous Cocktail Threatens the Gem of North Idaho

A dangerous cocktail threatens the gem of North Idaho, Upstream mining has left a toxic legacy at the bottom of Coeur d’Alene Lake. Emily Benson/High Country News Early this spring, a migrating flock of tundra swans flew toward a long and narrow body of water in North Idaho marked on today’s maps as Coeur d’Alene … Continue reading A Dangerous Cocktail Threatens the Gem of North Idaho

Return to Granite Falls…

Granite Falls, located on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, from the Green Mountain Trailhead, is about an eleven-mile out and back hike. So, what does one do on the second day of summer with the threat of rain, snow and/or thunder on the return portion of the hike? Well, Stella, who does … Continue reading Return to Granite Falls…

Kayaking Florida’s Mangroves

I (Stella) am not a humid-hot weather person. But, the need arose to visit Florida the first weekend in June. That being the case, I picked out a kayak adventure that I had located on the internet. The tour company is called Adventure Kayak Outfitters; we chose to do the Sarasota Kayak Tour (there are … Continue reading Kayaking Florida’s Mangroves

Massive Colorado Avalanche Revealed

Berthoud Pass Update: 07/30/2019, on our most recent return from Grand Lake we were able to capture the summer view of the slide that occurred on the Disney Chute north of Empire back in March of 2019. Below is the incredible view of the destructive power that nature can unleash. The Disney Slide Path ~ … Continue reading Massive Colorado Avalanche Revealed