Canadian Goose

I’ve never understood why these are Canadian Geese. I mean Canadians are known the world over for being extremely polite. The average Canadian Goose on the other hand are kind of jerks. I mean they squawk at you, flail their wings, and generally try to bite you any time you are remotely in their space….

Indian Peaks Creek

Immediately to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park lies the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This is federal land and can be accessed by everyone. It is a place with remote jagged peaks and full of snow in the winter and water in the summer. This remote Indian Peaks creek is just one of many unnamed…

Polemonium Confertum

This tiny cluster of delicate purple flowers is known as Polemonium Confertum. Confertum is Latin for crowded, an appropriate name if you ask me as these beautiful blooms do crowd tightly together. They are also hardy plants, only growing above 11,000′ in elevation. There range is mostly just in the high country of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Basin Columbine

I have a lot of favorite flowers, but Columbines are at the top of the list. This photo was taken at Ice Lake Basin in Colorado—a basin Columbine. This trail is still one of my favorite hikes of all time. I recommend Jake’s Ice Lake Basin trail guide so that you can plan your visit…

Anthracite Creek

This is a beautiful photo of Anthracite Creek in Somerset, Colorado from the Erickson Springs Campground. It really is a rare sight to see fall colors and snowy mountains at the same time, yet this has happened two years in a row now for 2016 and 2017. Stop by the campground for a quick photo, a…

A Quandary Creature

Sometimes when you are out on the trail you are blessed with encounters with creatures that are hard to truly grasp in the moment. For years, living in the western United States, I have sought out all types of wildlife, but for a long time I was unable to find the elusive Rocky Mountain goat….

Yellow Snow – Fall Colors in Crested Butte

A different kind of yellow snow… This is a photo of two seasons colliding. Last year, Jake and I took an unbelievable trip to see the fall colors in Crested Butte and surrounding area. We camped right next to Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte and bundled up (literally with everything we brought) to sleep the night…

Camp Robber

This is perhaps my favorite bird. Not as majestic as the Eagle or well known as the California Condor, the Grey Jay even has a bland name. I prefer their common name and the infamous moniker of the Camp Robber. These medium sized birds are seemingly fearless. It is very common to have these feathered…