Nature Photography Archive

  • Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    After a 19 year absence I finally completed reaching all the summits along the primary ridge of mountains in the Mummy Range of Rocky Mountain National Park. Having done Mummy Mountain (elevation 13,425-feet) and Hagues Peak (elevation 13,560-feet) in 1998, I always planned on returning...

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  • Eclipse Road Trip

    Eclipse Road Trip

    It was February 1979 the last time I had the chance to see a total solar eclipse. The path that one took stretched from the Pacific Northwest of Oregon and Washington, through Idaho, and finally Montana, just skimming my hometown of Billings before extending into...

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  • Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    I have wanted to climb Otter Mountain for years.  According to the Internet this Front Range peak is not popular.  I translate that as most people don’t know about it or even think to consider it for a hike.  For me it is simple: I...

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  • 2017 Hiking Preview

    2017 Hiking Preview

    July and August are coming soon and it’s that time of the year to really start planning any alpine adventures in Colorado’s highest mountains. I’ve climbed something like 120 mountains in Colorado but I’ve been really slacking lately and need to aim high for this...

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    Willapa Wildlife Refuge caps the northern point of Long Beach Peninsula, and the area in and around it has a lot to offer. Especially serenity.

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    My wife and I recently vacationed on the southern coast of Washington state. We stayed at a resort at Long Beach and from there explored the surrounding area, including northern Oregon. We love the northwest, with its typically not too hot, not too cold weather,...

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  • A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    It took me a while to come up with the uninspiring title to this trip review, but it is exactly what it is.  I have wanted to see the Dinosaur area for many years, and my wife was just a little girl the last time...

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  • Goose Family

    Goose Family

    Around the 1st of April a mating pair of Canadian geese built a nest in one of the large planters at one of my buildings. Over the next few days the female laid six eggs. By law you cannot disturb nesting geese, so we put...

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  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Hike: Crater Lake & Mirror Lake

    Indian Peaks Wilderness Hike: Crater Lake & Mirror Lake

    Easily one of the best hikes I’ve done in Colorado. No mountain was climbed, but the company was good, and the route offered a little bit of everything. . It was a fantastic hike. If you have a full day to spare, are in excellent...

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