Last week (mid-March), Marcy and I enjoyed the opportunity to host an aspiring photographer on a photoshoot. We didn’t have to think long about a destination, and despite this being the national-park-road-congesting spring break season, we headed to Cades Cove. As it turned out, the…

Bearly Awake I figured it to be common wisdom that black bears entered winter hibernation and slept soundly until warm weather. However, during our late January-early February trip to Yellowstone National Park, we found a bear den with occupants active in the sunny but single-digit…

The Cycle of Life You have probably all seen “Yellowstone National Park in winter” videos or pictures. Until a couple of years ago, I just could not imagine visiting here during January/February cold and snowy conditions, but we did, and now we are hooked on…

Kelly Warm Spring In Grand Teton National Park, Kelly Warm Spring is located along East Upper Gros Ventre Road about a quarter-mile from East Boundary Road.   The very short story behind KWS begins in 1925 when the area was known as Mud Spring.  During…

Traveling north of sixty … “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it…

Traveling north of 60 … “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. … So, for ten days, Daniel and his friends ate pulse and drank water while all the other servants ate…

Traveling north of 60 … In Colfax, Washington, the county seat of Whitman County, we find an American treasure in the Codger Pole. The Codger Pole, a 65-foot-tall chainsaw sculpture, commemorates a 1988 high school football rematch — played fifty years after the first game,…

Rocks of granite deposited by glaciers in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park by glaciers, are called glacial erratics, and serve as nursery rocks to Douglas fir trees.

Traveling North of 60 … We used a guide service to help us find the best wildlife shots in Yellowstone, and yesterday’s excursion came with a great grizzly encounter. Our guide spotted a grizzly sow and her two yearling cubs on a hillside to the…