Category Archives: national parks

Time for a Master Swim Lesson

heading home

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East Side Views – Heart Lake

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Backpacking at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

This summer we spent 4 days, 3 nights backpacking at Heart Lake in Yellowstone.  We have been to Heart Lake before on day hikes.  But it’s a long way in – more than 8 miles to the lake itself – … Continue reading

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Dead Tree Breathing

Sound of Dead Tree Breathing Wind-driven bellows empty and fill cavity vibrates with rasping breath wistful music of standing death On the DeLacy Creek trail to Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, we heard this tree filling its tree lungs.  … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Yellowstone/The Merger

Backpacking in Yellowstone Hoped-for submersion auspicious inversion civilizing subversion total immersion The Merger Speak not of boardrooms of quick-voiced chaos and closed-in spaces __________________ rather, into quiet ease – the lullaby of birdsong wind’s dance with the trees refrain of … Continue reading

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Spring in Canyonlands and Green River, Utah

Last week we rented an RV and took our dogs to Utah. We love going there in the spring. But dogs are not permitted on trails in the national parks, and it’s generally too hot – or too uncomfortable – … Continue reading

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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in Late Spring

(late Monica, too) Some photos from our spring trip:

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Practicing to be Ferocious

Grizzly sow and cubs by the side of the road   The only times I have seen a grizzly sow with cubs have been from the car. That’s probably a good thing. Apparently if she chooses the time and place … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of Yellowstone in Late Spring/Western Meadowlark

  Western Meadowlark, Yellowstone, May 2014

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Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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