- Busy Days at the Heron Rookery
- The Hungry Griz
- The Owl and the Fox
- The Wait: Life and Death in Yellowstone
- Malheur Wildlife Refuge
- The Christmas Tree Hunt
- The Montana Bird Project
- Too Close
- Up Coyote Gulch: In Through the Crack in the Wall and Out the Scary “Sneaker Route”
- Small Wonders
- Sandhill Cranes in the Smoke
- Six Days in Grizzly Country: A Backpack in the Scapegoat Wilderness
- Backpack to the “Not Unduly Spectacular.” Curly Lake, Tobacco Root Mountains.
- Bigfoot in the Park and Other Wonders of Glacier
- Travels with my Coffee Cup
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Category Archives: Southwest hikes
It’s time to start thinking about some desert hikes, don’t you think? The area that Zion National Park calls the Southwest Desert offers some dandy fall hikes, particularly if you’re wanting to get away from the crowds that sometimes jam up … Continue reading
The National Parks are certainly not lax about warning the public about the dangers that we will encounter within their borders – even cactus! – and Zion is no exception. Warnings about falling from cliffs seem to pop up every … Continue reading
I’m watching the sun sink behind the canyon walls, three miles and a couple of thousand vertical feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s a beautiful April evening, with a welcome breeze that keeps the desert flies away. … Continue reading
Zion is a perfect little gem of a national park. The ruby red rock, the sapphire skies, the incredible soaring cliffs and towers surrounding a beautiful little winding river: it’s hard to believe that so much beauty can be concentrated in … Continue reading
I don’t think you’d call me a cavalier, “throw caution to the wind” type of person, especially when I’m heading out into the backcountry. I doublecheck lists, check the weather, and seek out all the information I can find about … Continue reading
A couple of dandy Southeastern Arizona birds that never make it to Montana. Love the birdbook description of the Pyrrhuloxia’s “pugnacious beak”, and the Vermilion Flycatcher is just all around dashing. The flycatcher was at the Slaughter Ranch near Douglas, … Continue reading
February. Time to plan some desert hikes, because right now the trails from my back door are looking a little dicey. (Dicey: a combination of dumb and icy?) Grand Gulch Primitive Area, in southeastern Utah, is an ideal spring destination. Sunny, warm days, water … Continue reading
I’m sure you can go on-line and find some pretty precise directions to the Anasazi petroglyphs called the Procession Panel, but we’re part of the group of stubborn hikers who like to pretend that we’ve found these cool ancient sites all on … Continue reading