On The Wild Road – Wildlife Conservation Tourism in the Rockies – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my roundup of The Wild Road Expedition. Let’s just jump right back in with a few more Yellowstone National Park shots! Part 1 of the Wild Road Expedition Roundup can be found here. ~ ~ ~ The Wild Road Expedition was an activist’s journey. The goal of the tour was/is […]

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On The Wild Road – Wildlife Conservation Tourism in the Rockies – Part 1

At The Wild Animal Sanctuary northeast of Denver, Colorado I watched through my telephoto camera lens as a grizzly bear gently backed himself into an artificial pond. He was cautious and slow but once in the water he floated peacefully and splashed around with a stick. The pond was out of place among the dry […]

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On the Wild Road – A Journey through Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Sept. 16 – 26, 2016

My good friend Patrizia Antonicelli of Seven Direction Tours in Santa Fe, New Mexico in conjuction with High Country News is offering a 10-day wildlife tour of some of America’s greatest wildlife habitat and iconic scenery. Inaugural Tour from High Country News Travel A Journey through Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota September 16 – 26, […]

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A Haibun of Privilege in Columbine Canyon

At pavement’s end I walk quickly and quietly past the Texans. I give them just a nod and rush the trail’s bend before they can ask directions. Rising into the broad valley I pass Stuart and his llamas. I am going up. They are going down. Stuart and I hug. There are seven llamas and […]

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Impressionism in Photography – Birds in Flight

Impressionism is defined as “a literary or artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction.” Typically, we think of the famous painters that came out of France beginning in the 1860’s. Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille and the like. But impressionism in photography is no different. The artist tries to capture […]

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund – A Ridiculously Successful Program That Died

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of the most successful programs in American history. Then why was it allowed to die?

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The Death of Backpacking? But Who Cares?

In July 2003 I dropped my backpack at the door of a café in central Finland and walked inside. I’d just come out of the woods and was in need of some food. Next to the stand of newspapers and women’s magazines sat a man with the thickest glasses I had ever seen. He was a […]

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Polluting the River. Polluting your Mind.

A week and a half ago, after several days camping in a spot where we had zero connection to the internet, the kids and I pulled into Durango, Colorado to stock up on food and gas before heading to Mesa Verde National Park. It was hard not to notice the Animas River. The Gold King […]

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Taos’ Multicultural Festival – 4th of July in Arroyo Seco

Well this post turned out to be WAY overdue….it is not quite July 5th anymore….but I hope you’re still able to enjoy these images from the best and more spontaneous multicultural festival I know of. The village of Arroyo Seco is located about 10 miles northeast of Taos, New Mexico tucked right up against the […]

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Fort Union Days – My Shot of the Day – June 26, 2015

  Sunday the kids and I drove across the mountain to the edge of the Great Plains to Fort Union National Monument: A bustling center of frontier defense in the Southwest for four decades, Fort Union was the largest U.S. military post in the region and a base for both military and civilian ventures that […]

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Into the Wilderness – Photo Essay from Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

One of the big reasons driving my decision NOT to travel out of the country in 2015 was so that I would have more time exploring and re-exploring the region where I live. I’ve been fortunate to have spent much of my life out and about in the wildlands of the Southwestern USA thanks to […]

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My Shot of the Day – The Stars Align – June 1, 2015

  I camped out on the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge about seven miles north of the small community of Pilar, New Mexico on Saturday night. I was with a small group of old friends and the plan was to run the river the next morning (We did! And it was fabulous!). In the western […]

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