A Simple Connection with Nature

Stellars Jay

While camping in on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, an interaction with a Stellars Jay gave me a moment to reflect on our place in nature.

Jeeping Around Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park

Jeep in Front of Monolith

As the sun rose, I headed offroad toward the majestic Cathedral Valley. A long-abandoned truck and gorgeous morning sun proved an ample canvas to play with my camera. Deeper along my journey, I found myself alone with the impressive monoliths known as The Temples of the Sun and Moon.

My National Park Quest Declaration!

Shea At Bryce Canyon National Park

I am declaring that I intend to To Experience & Share each of the United States National Parks, plus all of our National Forests and National Monuments. A recent trip through southern Utah has finally prompted me to begin this epic adventure. Over the next decade or so, I’ll be traveling to every state and many of the US territories to discover more about this great country and sharing it with you.

Wildflowers of the Mt Evans Wilderness

Indian Paintbrush and Daisies

The wildflowers have been crazy this year in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Last week, while I was hiking to the Chicago Lakes in the Mt Evans Wilderness, the array of colors and variety were truly stunning. In some ways, it was almost difficult to make progress as I was hiking. I would go a couple […]

Between Game Wandering Along the Yampa

Frog of 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 some of the games were about an hour away in Craig, CO, which is on the Yampa River. In between two of the games, I grabbed […]