Category Archives: Personal and Biographical

The Giant Sequoias of Calaveras

Mary and I drove from Southern California north to the small town of Angel’s Camp, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, at the end of October, and visited groves of giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

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Fall Vacation in Southern Utah and California

Mary and I passed October in Southern Utah, near St. George next to the Nevada border, Palm Springs, and Tehachapi, a small town in the mountains above the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Some of the pictures below are from … Continue reading

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A Pair of Bucks with Big Racks

I thought I had chased all the deer away from our property but two of the biggest and bravest bucks decided to risk returning. Fortunately, they left the strawberries alone. Mary took the pictures and Venus sent them scurrying for … Continue reading

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California Realtor Climbs Horsetooth Rock

California realtor Carol Whitley and I climbed Horsetooth Rock this past weekend. Mary hiked most of the trip, too, but her knee was incapable of climbing the last bit of rocks. The view from 2200′ above Fort Collins is spectacular.

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The Pronghorn Antelope Herd of Virginia Dale, Colorado

The pronghorn antelope is one of the most amazing animals, combining speed that is second only to cheetahs with the stamina of humans. Pronghorns were forced to run fast by the cheetahs that once roamed North America. According to Popular … Continue reading

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The Glacial Lake Marie of the Wyoming Snowy Range

Mary and I drove from Walden, Colorado, north to the most spectacular sight in southern Wyoming, Lake Marie, at the summit of the Snowy Range near Centennial, Wyoming, about 20-30 miles west of Laramie. We were tired and pressed for … Continue reading

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A Bike Tour of the Poudre Canyon and Cameron Pass

Mary and I drove our bikes through the Poudre Canyon and Cameron Pass on Saturday. We unloaded the bikes at Joe Wright Reservoir near the summit, rode 45 minutes down the hill, and exhausted our bike batteries during the 2 … Continue reading

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A Day Biking at Red Feather Lakes

Mary and I escaped the heat today by riding our bikes at Red Feather Lakes in the mountains between Fort Collins, CO and Laramie, WY.

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A Pair of Weekend Road Trips to Denver and Wyoming

Mary and I drove last weekend to Denver on Saturday and to the Medicine Bow Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne on Sunday. We discovered that Denver has created a short section of whitewater at Confluence Park, where the South Platte … Continue reading

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A Western Tanager Visits Our Yard

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