Shea Oliver's Blog

Stories, Adventures, Thoughts, & Other Things

Beautiful Bee on a Sunflower

Beautiful Bee on a Sunflower

While hiking in the Garden of the Gods, my hiking companion pointed out this beautiful sunflower with a bee on it. The wind had died down, and it was almost…
Abandoned Wagon of the West

Abandoned Wagon of the West

Driving through the area known as North Park, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, I spotted this old, abandoned wagon just a little ways off the highway.  The decades of its…
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Sternberg Museum

In Hays, Kansas is arguably the most photographed fossil in history. Excavated in Gove County, Kansas in 1952, by  George Sternberg, this 14′ Xiphactinus ate a 6′ Gillicus shortly before dying.…
Frog of the Yampa

Between Game Wandering Along the Yampa

My younger son had a baseball tournament in Steamboat Springs, CO. That’s one awesome place to have a tournament. However, there are not enough fields in and near Steamboat, so…
This Ain’t No Bullshit

Eagles Nest Open Space

Near Livermore, CO is Larimer County’s Eagles Nest Open Space. Through the years, I have driven by the sign pointing down a dirt road and have always meant to go check…
Sandbeach Lake in May

Sandbeach Lake In May

A blog post about my hike to Sandbeach Lake in May. The Lake was still frozen, and the weather was crazy, but I got some great pictures and had a…
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First 2014 Wild Basin Hike

I headed up this weekend with a friend for a quick hike along the Nighthawk Trail at Hall Ranch.  Within a mile, the red, slippery mud was getting annoying.  On a…
Elevator pitch

The Elevator Pitch

“So, what is your book about?” That sounds like such an easy question. I mean after all, I wrote the book; I do know what it is about.  So, sit…