A Bull Elk ~ Circa 2016 foraging in Rocky Mountain National Park. Occasionally I like to showcase a photo in Black & White, it takes me back to a place in time when life moved at a slower place. Today we seek instant gratification in almost everything we do, take a moment, stop what you … Continue reading POTW: Bull Elk ~ Circa 2016
Well everyone… we came back. I whined, moaned, pouted, and bargained to extend our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise Take II. But Larry said we had to come home. Actually, what he said was, "Stella, someone has to be the adult around here." Hmmm… Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just leave everything … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II
Stella and I snowshoeing along the shores of Jackson Lake at Colter Bay inside Grand Teton National Park. Though the image depicts tranquility amongst the pines, the tempestuous winds coming across the lake made for cold journey as the snow pelted our face with each step. This picture also brings one of John Muir's many … Continue reading POTW: Amongst the Pines
The misty mountains at the north end of the Teton Range, I believe this is Ranger Peak looking across Colter Bay as we snowshoed the Hermitage Point Trail. Every national park is unique and offers spectacular views and vistas, Grand Teton National Park does not disappoint. We absolutely love Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National … Continue reading POTW: Misty Mountains
Earlier this winter, we set our sights on skiing up to Fairview Curve inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Fairview Curve is a lookout point along Trail Ridge Road, which is the main road inside of the park leading up to the Alpine Center. Last winter, we snowshoed up to Fairview Curve, and it had … Continue reading Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure
Winter in the Never Summer Range as seen from Fairview Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park. Stella and I skied to Fairview Curve on Sunday breaking trail for over a mile to the curve, our ultimate goal is to make it to Milner Pass and the continental divide.
This adult male grizzly bear was spotted in April in the northern portion of Grand Teton. Photograph courtesy of Hal Staley. Grizzly bears began emerging from their dens in mid-March. Males are generally first, followed by females without cubs. Females with cubs of the year are usually last, typically not emerging until sometime in May. … Continue reading BEAR AWARE: ARE YOU PREPARED?