On this day 100 years ago …

6 thoughts on “On this day 100 years ago …”

  1. Best looking 100-year old around. Now bring back the wolf and grizzly bear as part of the celebration. Thanks for the timely post, PT– you should make a quick run to the visitor center to be part of the day!

    1. Heh, I should look so ageless.

      I seriously considered going up there today, just to sit outside the visitor center munching the celebratory cake they’re serving and gazing up at “my” mountains. It’s supposed to be about 60 degrees and sunny. But I was slow getting started this morning and prefer to be up there by 10 or 11 am if I go. (That translates to “was reluctant to set the alarm last night.”)

      I’d love to see wolves back in the park, but experts have said the park is too small (compared to, say, Yellowstone and Banff) to sustain a population, the terrain is mostly too high and steep (wolves don’t like that), and urban development is too close by (inevitable human-wolf conflict).

      Still, the mountains themselves endure, and that’s what keeps me going back. I consider them the one constant in my life, the one thing in seven decades that hasn’t changed.

    1. I spent the day trying to alibi my not going: “It’s a gorgeous day. 70 degrees in January? The place will be jammed. Parking will be impossible. Just getting to the park will be tough.”

      Magnificent poster, isn’t it?

... and that's my two cents