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?
About a month ago, a plan had been hatched with my friend and coworker, Dave, to do a backpacking trip to Lake Verna, a first adventure, from the East Inlet Trailhead inside of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This would be the first backcountry backpacking trip for both of us! Most hikers who make the … Continue reading Lake Verna: A First Adventure
We had moved to Colorado in December of 2015. As winter transitioned to spring, our thoughts had turned toward exploring the mountains. So off to REI we had went, in search of a few items for our upcoming adventures into the high country. On one particular trip, I had picked up the Osprey Daylite for … Continue reading Osprey Daylite