Avalanche Peak

I am nearing the end of my tenure here at Yellowstone. …But I still have several hikes left. It is only fitting that one of the toughest hikes is saved for the end. Avalanche Peak. (And I have 6 brave souls signed up to hike!) Avalanche Peak. Just its name is intimidating! Most of my … More Avalanche Peak

Amphitheater Lake

The last day of summer. Okay, you’re thinking it’s not September yet. Let’s get one thing straight. This is Yellowstone. Grant Village is at almost 8000 feet above sea level. Weather here is different. It is said that there are only two seasons here; winter and July. So, in the Yellowstone world, July 31st is … More Amphitheater Lake

Roosevelt Cookout

You can’t possibly do and see everything in Yellowstone in a week or two. Actually, you can’t really do it in a summer… and if you did, you’d certainly miss some of the trifling things, however small, that add substance to the experience. But we are here for a while and it is time to … More Roosevelt Cookout

It’s Personal

It’s personal. This blog strays away from the Yellowstone theme a bit. But as the backdrop of such a beautiful, serene place it’s hard not to reflect on life. On my life and my personal journey through its many challenges and cravats over the years. People come in and out of my life but they … More It’s Personal

Flowers

“You gotta stop, and smell the roses [wild flowers]!” Mac Davis got it right in the song, Stop and smell the Roses, literally and metaphorically. When the spring snows and cold have all but gone away, the mountains and meadows come a live with great beauty! Wild flowers spring up everywhere. During this short but … More Flowers

Living in a Postcard

“Living in a postcard!” would be the best phrase to describe our experience. Is it perfect? No, it’s reality. In the real world, nothing is perfect …but some days (some choices) are better than others. And this has been an experience of a lifetime! Grand Prismatic – need I say more Lets put the “reality” … More Living in a Postcard

Work

“Find a job you love, and you won’t have to work a day in your life.” as Andy Rooney said more than once on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Well, I couldn’t make a living on just my minimum-wage pay but it does cover my immediate expenses …and I couldn’t ask for a better “job”. Yes, I … More Work

Hikes in GYE

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir had a love for Mother Nature. And his commentaries, pictures, and his life itself are all over the natural beauty out here. In the spirit of Mr. Muir, this blog will concentrate on 7 hikes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). My first hike was … More Hikes in GYE

Beartooth Pass

Monday, June 25 is a beautiful day; a great day to go sight seeing. The Northeast corner of Yellowstone is beautiful, with Lamar Valley encompassing much of it. Here, there are large bison and elk herds as well as a sizable wolf and bear population. One big drawback is, it is not on the way … More Beartooth Pass