Red and gold sunrise over Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Category Archives: Travel Adventures
A Lift to Our Spirits
Our three and a half days at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta As members of the Airstream Club International, our quest for tickets to the Airstream rally at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta began three years ago. Our number did not come up in the 2019 lottery for one of the coveted spots next to theContinue reading “A Lift to Our Spirits”
We Are Still Newbies!
After three years, nine thousand miles, and 400 nights in our Airstream, it turns out we are still newbies! What do you mean there is more than one way to control the awning?!
This Is Not A Drill!
The Day We Earned Our Adult Beverages!! This morning we arrived for duty Sunday at String Lake at 8am. The smoke had drifted out of the valley, so the mountains were looking more perky and inviting than they had in a few days. Already, the first two parking lots were full! With the forecast forContinue reading “This Is Not A Drill!”
An Evening with Wolves
An Evening with Wolves — What a treat! Last night we joined the Grand Teton National Park Foundation for a ranger-led wildlife talk about wolves, and a potential viewing opportunity in an area of the park new to us.
Summer is Here!
Summer is emphatically here in the Tetons, breaking both average high temperatures and visitor attendance records.
Smooth Sailing for the Newbie
Fair winds and sunny skies for my first official day as a String Lake Brigade member! We had many challenging and fun questions from visitors ….
Just in Time: Bear Training!
This week has been a full gas week, between Dave’s efforts with Wildlife Brigade, two days of lecture style in-person (not Zoom!) training sessions, and helping prep for the start of operations at String Lake. On Monday alone the brigade worked five bear jams, and an elk jam near Signal Mountain. Apparently there is aContinue reading “Just in Time: Bear Training!”
Back in the Saddle
It is hard to believe that it was only one week ago we set up camp here in Gros Ventre. Everything was gray: the leafless trees, the stony ground with last year’s grass, and the damp sky. Since then the grass has sprung to life and is four inches of lovely crisp green spikes. AContinue reading “Back in the Saddle”
A stormy week in the Park (Picture time!)
Starting yesterday, and for the next several days, we will have unsettled weather in the Park. Which means a great opportunity to take pictures in the afternoon and take advantage of the unusual and ever-changing light.