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: Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water...looking west across the calm waters of Lake McDonald inside Glacier National Park. Stella and I kayaked Lake McDonald in mid-July during our Great Montana Adventure. The haze was from the various wildfires that have inundated the west this past summer. Though a bit on the warm side, you could have not … Continue reading POTW: Smoke on the Water

POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park: looking down from the overlook. The Phelps Lake Overlook trail is not an overly challenging hike, roughly two miles out and back from the Death Canyon Trailhead. However, I will say that getting there is part of the adventure. We entered Grand Teton National Park from the Granite … Continue reading POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

Jackson Lake adventures: there is definitely something special about the Tetons, Jackson Lake and Grand Teton National Park. The allure is so great that we keep heading back year after year, both in the summer and winter. This picture on Jaskson Lake was taken almost four years ago to the day, and we are headed … Continue reading POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

POTW: Sacred Dancing Cascade

Sacred Dancing Cascade, tucked away along the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Glacier National Park. After spending the day on Lake McDonald, a quick jaunt to Avalanche Falls accompanied by a stroll through the Trail of the Cedars, we stopped at the Sacred Dancing Cascade.

POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of the least visited National Parks; however, if you are in the neighborhood it is worthy of a visit. Known as steep, deep and narrow, the Gunnison River has carved it way through the volcanic rock to reach metamorphic rock below, creating the canyon as … Continue reading POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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.