I have this group of guy friends who every year around the same time, head up to Estes Park, CO for a backpacking trip. I have been lucky enough to be included on it the last two years. We had a permit to do a few nights backpacking the northern end of Rocky Mountain National […]


The Teton Mountains are, to my way of thinking, quite the grandest and most spectacular mountains I have ever seen.. .When viewed over the vast expanse of sagebrush which covers the valley, or with Jackson Lake and the marshes in the foreground, they present a picture of ever-changing beauty which is to me beyond compare.” […]

Revisiting Shirley

When we first hit the road, back in June of 2016, Ellen and I had an idyllic summer up here in Wyoming. We had already spent a good bit of time in the area, but now we had the time and freedom to explore and get a deeper knowledge of these spectacular mountains. One of […]


My goal this summer was to spend most of my time backpacking and hiking my home range. So far, I am thankful to have been able to walk an inordinate amount of time and miles already in the Wyoming wilderness. This past week was no different. I chose a really difficult loop that was 80% […]

In The Silence: Jack Creek Lake

07/08/20 Light strikes sideways Low and golden Rainbows and browns rise The crowns of the trees gently sway In the momentary ebb and flow of the wind. Colorful ripples dance on the lake, And then smooth out like a carefully made bed. Fire expands in a cloudless sky Anticipating the brilliance of stars to come. […]


I’ve always told Ellen that I just feel at home in the mountains… more specifically, our little mountain range in Wyoming. Well, we made it back to our summer/ fall home base, and I couldn’t be happier to be here. I’ve already done a lot of day hikes and a few backpacking trips. Out “there” […]


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