Tag Archives: national parks

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

Posted in music, national parks, Poems, wilderness, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Highlights of Yellowstone in August, front and backcountry

Lone Star Geyser erupting just as we approached having a warm bath in Shoshone Creek near a hot spring seeing Shoshone Lake, one of my favorite places on earth, from many perspectives and in many different lights, and waking up … Continue reading

Posted in wilderness, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Birds, Department of the Interior, Grand Tetons, music, national parks, Nature, Poems, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in national parks, Utah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in Late Spring

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

Posted in Grand Tetons, moon, national parks, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in national parks, Poems, wilderness, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Sights and Sounds of Yellowstone in Late Spring/Western Meadowlark

  Western Meadowlark, Yellowstone, May 2014

Posted in Birds, national parks, wilderness, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in blogging, Department of the Interior, ecology, national parks, Nature, politics, science, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, wilderness, wolves, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Wolves – De-Listed?

photo from “Wolves Cross the Road” in Wild Wolf Encounters, True Stories of Wolves in the Wild The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to de-list the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States.  USFWS thinks wolves … Continue reading

Posted in Department of the Interior, Grand Tetons, national parks, Nature, politics, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, wolves, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

It’s Been Nice Knowing Ya’ – Toss Me the Car Keys!

I didn’t tell the full truth in my last post.  Probably to protect the … well, not exactly innocent. To tell the full story, I have to go back a dozen years to one of our earliest semi-annual spring and … Continue reading

Posted in buffalo, humor, national parks, wilderness, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments