Stranger Things

— While looking through some old photos taken at The University of Texas Memorial Museum some six years ago, I ran across an Edaphosaurus found in Archer County, Texas. This particular animal lived... READ MORE

Picket Range

— On our first day in the North Cascades National Park, we experienced majestic mountain ranges and roaring rivers. After an easy hike in the River Loop trail, we proceeded to the Rock... READ MORE

Doeskin Ranch

— Doeskin Ranch is an area inside the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, in northwest Austin. The area was set up to protect primarily two endangered species: the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo.... READ MORE

Lone Star

— Paraphrasing Davy Crockett, I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as quickly as I could. I guess that applies to me. As long as I have lived in Texas (longer... READ MORE

Lazy Afternoon

— As a cloudy, drizzly day was coming to a close, the sun showed signs of life very briefly towards sunset time. Luckily for me, the Copperfield Nature Trail is very close to... READ MORE

Stairway to Heaven

— Happy 102nd anniversary to Bandelier National Monument! On February 11, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to establish Bandelier National Monument. That piece of legislation protected 33,000 acres of rugged land with a... READ MORE

By the Medina River

— Through a contact known to a friend of mine, we were lucky to secure a long weekend in Bandera, the Texas Cowboy Capital of the World. We like the Bandera area a... READ MORE

Gila Cliff Dwellings NM

— Located in southwest New Mexico, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument encompasses 533 acres (2.16 sq. km.) of protected land near the Gila River. There are two prominent ruin sites and several other... READ MORE