Magruder Corridor – A way west

Making our way from Montana to Idaho on the Magruder Corridor provided a classic remote back-country experience. I have been eyeing the Magruder as a possible back-country adventure for the last 8 years. Finally, with our daughter living in Missoula, Montana we had the opportunity to take on this route during our summer road trip.…

Walking with the Ancients

Many don’t know that some of the oldest trees in the world reside here in the US. The Bristlecone Pine is a small tree that lives in harsh high altitude climates. In Colorado we have the Rocky Mountain Bristlecone that lives up to 2400 years. In Colorado Springs we are lucky to have a Bristlecone…

My Public Lands

This last winter we took a trip out west visiting millions of acres of land that I along with many others own. Our public lands are owned by all of us and are preserved for our use and the use of future generations. With this being the 100 year anniversary of the Park Service we…

Vandalism in the National Parks

I stare down from a Rocky Mountain pass as wisps of feathered clouds set fire in the setting sun. The entire sky reaches a furious roar of red and orange before slowly fading into the deep purples of night. A slivered moon hangs above the peaks. This sunset reminds me no matter the roller-coaster of…

Streamlight LED Flashlight

Since 2008 I have been running a Streamlight Strion flashlight in my Toyota FJ Cruiser. The installation is integrated into the dash of the FJ and here is the post on how the installation was originally done.   On my last trip I realized how dim the incandescent bulb really is. With this in mind…