Killer Boulders in the Cache La Poudre Wilderness

A cracking boom in the distance cut through the white noise from the stream.  It came from up near the top of the fire-scarred mountain in front of me. I looked up into the bright sunshine and noticed a small chunk of the mountain sliding downhill. From where I stood this dump truck sized rectangular boulder … Continue reading Killer Boulders in the Cache La Poudre Wilderness

How I Almost Died in Canyonlands National Park

I’m floating on my back in a huge shallow eddy.  The muddy water silently churns a giant slow-motion circle.  The water soothes the back of my head and brings relief from the early September heat like the cool side of a pillow.  As I float I watch the jagged outline of red cliff-tops against the … Continue reading How I Almost Died in Canyonlands National Park

The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and Deep Evolutionary Time

There is a place high in the Rockies in Wyoming where waters part. Two-Ocean Pass is a national landmark. Here, a small stream called North Two Ocean Creak splits into two waterways on the Continental Divide. The waters of one branch, Pacific Creek, are destined for the Pacific Ocean. The other, Altantic Creek, for the … Continue reading The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and Deep Evolutionary Time

Fish of Paradise

September 8, 2018 – DSG What is it about the trout that is so alluring?  Many have pondered this question, but I know the answer.  It’s simple.  The trout is a beautiful fish that lives in beautiful places.  There are better tasting fish.  There are those that fight harder.  There are bigger, rarer and more … Continue reading Fish of Paradise