Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Hey guys! We have some big news coming…but it will have to wait for another post. Today we’re going to share our first camping trip of 2018. In early March, we traveled to Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The campground is in the southwest region of Utah, off UT-12 W, just southwest of the town of Escalante….

Evening Walk – Grand Valley Audubon Ela Wildlife Sanctuary

We took a walk around the Birding for Everyone Trail in Grand Valley Audubon’s Ela Wildlife Sanctuary a couple weeks ago. It’s a great place to watch for birds. This time we saw a Northern Flicker, a Belted Kingfisher, several Red-winged Blackbirds, and the usual geese and ducks. Last year we were lucky enough to…

Pickin’ Up the Camper

Well, we did it. We found a ’84 Six Pac pickup camper to remodel. It was located in Durango, which meant we had about a five-hour drive from where we’re at. We were up at four and on the road by five. I was pretty proud of our kids. They were a lot more excited…

Charge Your Camera

Well, we hiked a good part of the West Bench trail yesterday on the Grand Mesa. Did I bring my camera with me? Yeppers, I sure did. Did I remember to charge my camera battery after we went camping? Nope. Sure didn’t. Lesson learned: Always keep your camera charged and ready to go! Next time,…

Spotted: Swainson’s Hawk

We’d never seen this particular type of hawk before, and it took us quite a bit of research to figure out what they were. In person, they were a velvety, chocolate brown. Both of them were just gorgeous. Spotted: Swainson’s Hawk State: Colorado County: Moffat Area: In the agricultural area not far from Black Mountain

Check Out a Colorado Park Pass from the Library!

I’m a fan of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, but this new program is just amazing. Starting June 20th, each participating library will have two Colorado Park Passes available to borrow.     The pass comes with a backpack full of goodies like binoculars and field guides, and it’s valid for seven days. If you don’t…

Just Another Use for Parachute Cord

This last weekend, we managed to leave the house without any extra hair ties. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but Chelsea’s hair band snapped on day two of our four-day camping trip.