Today is the 50th Earth Day, and what a wonderful place Earth is! But my heart aches for the suffering our planet - our home - is enduring. As anthropogenic climate change warms our oceans, melts our glaciers, endangers countless habitats, and brings more severe weather, it can make me feel helpless. The contiguous U.S.… Continue reading The 50th Earth Day
I originally published this post June 2012 on my cycling blog. Decided to dig it out of the archives to share again with very minor edits! Because 7 years have passed, there could be some big changes to the crash site thanks to snow, weather, time, and humans. For some background... Flight 409 crashed… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Understanding in a plane crash on Medicine Bow Peak
"Do I really need my job, and do we really need to go home?" That was the theme of my morning as I struggled to wake up on the final morning of our Bighorn Mountains adventure. Y'all, I really struggled with getting up on this morning! Kubo jumped up, started preparing some coffee and sandwiches… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere
Nothing like fresh mountain air to lure one out of bed on a Saturday morning in the Bighorns! Kubo and I cooked up some breakfast and coffee, and prepared for the day's adventures. The previous night we watched headlights switchbacking up the mountain by our campsite, so we figured we needed to check out the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel
It rained a lot during the night, but there was a bit of sunshine when we woke up in the morning. But Kubo and I both had the feeling it wouldn't last, so part way through preparing breakfast we decided to take a break and tear down the tent while it wasn't totally wet. As… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 2: Shell Falls and Paradise Falls
A four day weekend that included me taking a rare single day off of work can only mean one thing... adventure time!! I didn't want to stick around home while using a precious PTO day, so Kubo and I packed up Fozzy (my beloved Subaru Forester) and hit the road to northern Wyoming and the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 1: Crazy Woman Canyon and West Tensleep Falls
To take my own spin on Dagobert Runes' quote, "People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home," replace the second people with places - it's amazing how far people will travel to see things that they can see in their own backyards. I'm guilty of this,… Continue reading Workin’ my way around Wyoming – the bright side of work travel in this wonderful place!