Author Archives: Merilee

Yankee Boy Basin

Ouray, Colorado September 13, 2016 On a very cold and windy morning, we headed up Yankee Boy Basin.  The popularity of this trail continues to grow with jeeps, tour guides, hikers and atvs.  Rain from the night before made the … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Mining Tour

Ouray, Colorado September 11, 2016 We took a quiet, peaceful tour of the Red Mountain Mining District early this morning.  On the 15th anniversary of Sept 11th, the mood was somber.  Many mining towns sprung up in this area in … Continue reading

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Corkscrew Gulch

Ouray, Colorado August 31, 2016 Leaving early today, we took a jeep ride up scenic and appropriately named Corkscrew Gulch to Hurricane Pass.  The road climbs by numerous switchbacks  (the last few are steep and narrow) to the red soil … Continue reading

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Wapiti

Yellowstone National Park August 23, 2016 Yellowstone has an abundance of elk or wapiti (pronounce WOP-it-tee).  The names are used inter-changeably as they refer to the same species.  I see wapiti as a more poetic name as it is handed … Continue reading

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The American Buffalo

Yellowstone National Park August 21, 2016 The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds.  They … Continue reading

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The Maple Fire

Yellowstone National Park August 18, 2016 While staying in West Yellowstone, MT, we have enjoyed access to Yellowstone National Park from the West Entrance along the Madison River.  Fires are a fact of life in Yellowstone with many historic fire … Continue reading

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