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Transitions

For many, October symbolizes leaves turning colors, the first frost, and shorter days — in general, all the signs of Fall.  However, for me, October is a month of transition from one seasonal job to another.  I finish my summer/fall job working in the parks, and pick up more hours…

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Road Trips

We just came back from a 5-day road trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota which was just amazing.  While I love travel of any kind, there’s something that I particularly love about a good road trip in the western United States and this trip was no different.  Being…

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20,000 calories per day

20,000 calories per day.  That’s how much the average male black bear needs to eat in the fall to put one enough fat for winter denning.  I call it denning because in reality black bears do not truly hibernate.  Marmots are the true hibernators of the Rocky Mountains, those furry…

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