The King is Dead…

I had another astronomy post ready to go today, but I’m going to push that back until the weekend. Instead, I have an addendum to my first elk post from a couple of weeks ago, a post-mortem if you will.

Do you remember the herd bull, the very aggressive one that I suggested was simply ornerier, nastier […]

Sparring Partners

I had planned to include this in the previous post, but it was already running too long. Besides, the more posts I can squeeze out of something, the better, am I right?

After the apparently deranged herd bull had chased his harem out of sight, there were still several younger bulls hanging around, only filtering into the […]

The Sound of Bugles

Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.*

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

*This is actually about an actual, honest-to-goodness bugle, but it sure sounds like it could be referring to the call of an elk.


It was overcast and rather chilly, not much above 40°, as I passed through the entrance gate […]

Paddling the Upper Current

We loaded the truck in the pre-dawn darkness, Venus still bright in the east,  hopefully a harbinger of another beautiful September day. We were headed north for the upper reaches of the Current River and sunshine was a big part of the plan. It was not to be—the clouds began gathering shortly after we were on […]

Reflections of a Thirsty Squirrel

A couple of months ago, I was in the […]