The Mystery of Mountain Lions

Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals. Image credit: Sarah Gilman/High Country News Sarah Gilman/High Country News Last winter, I went walking on a gray afternoon between storms. Meltwater pattered the snow around the ponderosas. Fog wound through overhanging boughs. My dog, Taiga, strained at her leash. We turned up a ravine, climbing … Continue reading The Mystery of Mountain Lions

Lulu City Hike Solo Hike

A fews ago on a Sunday afternoon, I headed into Rocky Mountain National Park and beelined it to the Colorado River Trailhead. Destination: Lulu City. Stella and I had attempted to snowshoe back to Lulu City in late winter of this recent season, but our effort was thwarted as the afternoon sun had begun to … Continue reading Lulu City Hike Solo Hike