Trash Reminder

1. Trash Reminder

Glacier National Park recently released a reminder to those that have decided its OK to drop trash around our National Parks.

Ibis on the Farm

2. Ibis on the Farm

One of the interesting things about living on a farm is that farm operations can briefly change environmental conditions. Wildlife reacts immediately to these changes. When we cut our grass hay, the ground is suddenly available and...
Nobles Emigrant Trail

3. Nobles Emigrant Trail

In 1851, William Nobles founded a new route to California through lands of the Northern Paiute Tribe. The new trail left the Applegate Trail at Black Rock Springs in Nevada, crossed the Black Rock Playa, passed near what is now...
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Ibis on the Farm

Ibis on the Farm
One of the interesting things about living on a farm is that farm operations can briefly change environmental conditions. Wildlife reacts immediately to these changes. When we cut our grass hay, the...

Nobles Emigrant Trail

Nobles Emigrant Trail
In 1851, William Nobles founded a new route to California through lands of the Northern Paiute Tribe. The new trail left the Applegate Trail at Black Rock Springs in Nevada, crossed the Black Rock...

Sauntering

Sauntering
There is a fourth lesson of the trail. It is one which John Muir taught me .  There are always some people in the mountains who are known as “hikers.” They rush over the trail at...

National Parks During a Government Shutdown

National Parks During a Government Shutdown
National Park Shutdown National Parks in the U.S.A. are usually open 365 days a year.  When legislators and the President fail to fund the operations of government, the Park Service furloughs...

The Dangers of Hiking

The Dangers of Hiking

Sometimes I answer questions posed by members of Quora.  Here is one question and my answer:
What are the most common, likely dangers facing hikers in North America?

Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds

Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds
The history of the Lava Beds National Monument is rough, with a bloody history of the Modoc Indian War.  Many people died there during the war under horrible circumstances.  Do their spirits live...

A 1491 World Map

A 1491 World Map

A map created German cartographer Henricus Martellus (aka Heinrich Hammer) in 1491 depicts the world as known to Europeans at that time. Recent studies reveal more details than ever seen before.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls are Great!

Rainbows

Rainbows

The Rainbow by Charles Lamb
After the tempest in the sky
How sweet yon rainbow to the eye!

Watching Goslings

Watching Goslings
Watching is a great thing to do and goslings are a great addition to our world.  Anders Tomlinson was watching goslings at Harriman Springs Resort and Marina on Oregon’s Klamath Lake and made...

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