Black bears decorate a lot of trees here (check out the Aspen scars). This bike trail, Radio Flyer, is also unbelievably fun.
Earth's fireworks. These cool plants are called Purple Fringe. I'll still never forget getting screamed at and punished with pushups (I like pushups) for noticing cool flowers on a PT run while working as a Hotshot Firefighter. I loved that work but punishment for enjoying flowers is ridiculous.
Arrowhead Lake, Wind River Range. . . I sat and relaxed in this grass for a good long time, enjoying the cool alpine breeze. A place where the world's worries and rush simply don't exist.
Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, WY. . . This one's from my adventures this week to my favorite range. I've worn a lot of hats in these mtns. After Hotshot Firefighting I moved to the Wind Rivers and worked for the Forest Service as a Ranger, Forest Ecologist (FIA), and as a Wildlife Crewleader.
Coffee hour in the Uinta Mountains over the weekend.
Cooling down from the summer heat and having fun is best achieved through water and mountains. . . I found a sweet new old (used) Jackson Superhero Kayak from my local classifieds. If you're looking for deals on outdoor gear, you can't beat used gear classifieds or ebay. And if you care to know what American made kayaking gear is great and that I'm using here: Jackson Superhero Kayak, Werner Rio Paddle, Snapdragon EXP Spray Skirt.
Silver Glance Lake: Same lake shot last year on July 8, 2018 (flowers) and the lake this year on July 14, 2019.
Silver Glance Lake, UT. . . I shot this over the weekend, the next post shows the difference in snowpack from the same lake shot last year at the same time in July.
It's usually just a trickle, but a huge winter snowpack has sent us calming cascades well into July.