Hangin’ in

Every once in a while Estes Park photographer Erik Stensland presents a new photo to which my reaction is “Wow!” An image that grabs me, that stands out notably from all his others. This is “Ancient Stand,” an image Stensland captured somewhere up on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had just … Continue reading Hangin’ in


“There are some places so beautiful they can make a grown man break down and weep.” –Edward Abbey The photograph, used with permission, is “Moonlit Simplicity -V” © Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. It was taken just east of Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. That’s Hallet Peak on the left and Flattop Mountain on … Continue reading Serene

Pika song

I wrote in 2017 (“Pikas losing the battle with climate change“) about climate change reducing the tundra habitat for hamster-sized pikas and how they are rapidly disappearing. As global warming has continued, pikas have been driven ever higher, to cooler elevations. In Colorado, the tundra they inhabit now begins at 11,000 to 11,500 feet. Our highest … Continue reading Pika song