National Parks

Denizens of the Steep short film – Bighorn sheep and backcountry skiing in the Tetons

Here’s an 8 minute film about bighorn sheep and backcountry skiing in the Tetons. It shows the bighorn sheep there are an isolated population since their range has shrunk drastically all over North America. It looks like they are really avoiding people. They’ve lost some of their lower elevation wintering grounds and now stay at […]

Article: Groups Want Florida To Purchase Big Cypress National Preserve Mineral Rights

My first thoughts when seeing this headline were: How can Florida, or anyone, purchase mineral rights on/below National Preserve land owned by the people of the United States? No. Leave it with the federal government and the people. But it turns out the mineral rights are currently owned by a family that is pursuing oil […]

Yellowstone Supervolcano as an Energy Source?

I came across the National Geographic article linked below not long ago and quickly learned there was a LOT of buzz around this idea. Some of the buzz came with BS headlines from less reputable news outlets, which I’ll write about in another post. NatGeo: Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be an Energy Source. But Should It?┬áThe […]

Expand Cellular Coverage in National Parks and other Public Lands?

A friend recently sent a link to an article – As Cell Service Expands, National Parks Become Digital Battlegrounds. He was leaning in favor of wider cell service in National Parks because of the improved safety aspect and people wanting to use mobile apps for things like checking weather or altitude, and recording GPS info. […]

Mule Deer vs. Patagonia Shorts

Bad deer! This guy stole my shorts off my hammock line from our Moraine Park campsite in Rocky Mountain National Park┬áas we made dinner. He immediately took a couple hops and I thought I wasn’t going to see my shorts again, but then thankfully stopped and chewed on them until we shooed it. I guess […]