POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The short story of the Signal Mountain Elk: After retracing our winter snowshoe trek on the drive down from Signal Mountain inside Grand Teton National Park, a large bull elk was foraging just off the road. Also known as Wapiti, they are one of the largest species of the deer family. John Muir once said, … Continue reading POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply. Jonathon Thompson/High Country News One of the most visible signs of the state of the West’s water supply is the big bathtub ring around the sandstone rim of Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir. Whenever the massive hydrological system that delivers … Continue reading The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

POTW: String Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

We recently kayaked String Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park. We dubbed that day as, “The Unexpected Journey.” Why do you ask? Learn more by reading the latest post: Utah & Wyoming Windy Adventures and look for Day 6 to find the answer. Until then, enjoy the vistas of the Teton Range.

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

Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

Yellowstone is losing its snow as the climate warms, and that means widespread problems for water and wildlife Snow melts near the Continental Divide in the Bridger Wilderness Area in Wyoming, part of the Greater Yellowstone Area. Bryan Shuman/University of Wyoming, CC BY-ND Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming When you picture Yellowstone National Park and its … Continue reading Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis Dry conditions across the West follow a hot, dry year of record-setting wildfires in 2020. Communities were left with scenes like this, from California’s Creek Fire. Amir Aghakouchak/University of California Irvine Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State … Continue reading Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.