POTW: Amongst the Fall Colors

We were recently in Breckenridge and Frisco peddling amongst the fall colors, along the Blue River Bikeway and the Tenmile Canyon RecPath. As I had mentioned before, autumn in the Rocky Mountains is nothing short of spectacular. It had been the perfect day to put a few miles on our bikes, 26.33 miles to be … Continue reading POTW: Amongst the Fall Colors

Fall Biking in Breckenridge

The Base Camp @ Grand Lake cabin is closed up for the season, which means it is time for Larry and I to embark on excursions to other parts of Colorado. This past Saturday, we headed to the mountains for a little fall biking in Breckenridge. We really enjoy the bike scene there and wish … Continue reading Fall Biking in Breckenridge

POTW: Fall in the Mountains

Fall in the mountains of Colorado is simply breathtaking. Year after year, the aspens begin their autumnal metamorphosis, putting on a vivid display of colors from reds, oranges and golden yellows and a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park never disappoints. A small grove of aspens pop vibrantly in spectacular fashion against the backdrop of the Never Summer Range, located on the western edge of Rocky … Continue reading POTW: Fall in the Mountains

POTW: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, or more commonly known as the American White Pelican, one of the largest birds of North America, takes flight over Shadow Mountain Lake. They frequently congregate, in mass, near the inflow from the Colorado River on Shadow Mountain Lake, returning each spring to the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

Western fires are burning higher in the mountains at unprecedented rates in a clear sign of climate change Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University; John Abatzoglou, University of California, Merced, and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, McGill University The Western U.S. appears headed for another dangerous fire season, and a new study shows that even high mountain areas … Continue reading Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

POTW: Spring in RMNP

Spring in RMNP, as that saying goes, hope springs eternal as a cow moose and her yearling offspring forage in the Kawuneeche Valley. Last fall the East Troublesome fire impacted over 193,000 acres of land in Grand County, including cutting through the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, jumping the continental divide and stopping … Continue reading POTW: Spring in RMNP