More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks

Oh my gosh! If you love nature, you will more than enjoy More Than Just Parks. The HD video shorts are more than inspirational. They are phenomenal! And they bring tears to this once, far away, western yahoo. -dM

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew became very dangerous, very fast. It has come and gone on the Treasure Coast. And we have survived the last 72 hours essentially unscathed. The “farm”, our backyard garden was destroyed. But that’s of no consequence compared to the: 140mph winds 7′ sea surge 10″ of rain the embedded tornadoes and resulting loss of power, roof, property that we had expected. That destruction was so close, […]

Swallowed Up

Swallowed Up

Do you need to breakup your daily routine? Want to face your fears? How about: contemplating caving turn that cave up vertically fill it with  water and scuba dive to the bottom. Want a little additional adrenaline? Turn that cave into the throat of a once active geyser now bubbling, underground hot spring: you’re surrounded by rock 55′ underground a small hole in the ceiling of […]

The Hawaiian Experience

The Hawaiian Experience

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Chris Reynolds Vimeo page. Last time I enjoyed his visit to Hatcher Pass. Since then, he’s been paragliding in Oahu, another place of my dreams. The scenery and especially the chickens brought back some pleasant memories made while visiting my son there. Have you been to Oahu? If so, I’ll bet you’ll recognize some of the sites. South Florida […]

Casper Mountain Pegmatite Reclaimed

Casper Mountain Pegmatite Reclaimed

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited that haunted pegmatite on Casper Mountain. But the Sheep Herder Hill fire is out. The roads are open. And it was a perfect day to take a fall drive and visit the mountain. This old mining site was a great place to collect nondescript, but beautiful fluorescent pegmatite and serpentinite specimens. But that’s all changed now. the pit has […]

The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Mine I’ve spent a lot of time hunting fluorescent minerals on Casper Mountain. Looking at my Confessions page, I’ve probably spent way too much time there. But until now, only half the story has been told. Here’s the other half. And it’s as intriguing as the fluorescent mineral side of the story. Collecting fluorescent minerals requires: going to out of the way places late […]

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

3pm – The Plan It’s August. It’s hot. And I’m: stalking the refrigerator feeling fat and lacking purpose Have you ever felt like that? At such times, an outdoor adventure is needed. Something to stretch the legs, lungs and expectations. There’s a little mountain 70 miles west of here. To get there it’s: 25 miles of pavement 40 miles of dirt road and about 5 […]

Confessions

Confessions

How? I’ve hauled my own rock pile from here to my backyard. After reading these adventures, you’ll know how Wyoming rock collecting has changed. What I’m sharing are my personal musings and aren’t intended to offend or accuse anyone. They are my own confessions and convictions. You might find them interesting, so here goes. I was out by my fence the other day. Along it, […]

Granite Mountains

Granite Mountains

Angel Agates Then During my childhood, I spent much time in the wilds surrounding Jeffrey City. the cold war was hot this country needed uranium fueled bombs it could be found there Geiger counters were bought fortunes were made and no one wanted left out Uranium prospecting became a weekend occupation for my dad. For a child, uranium prospecting: was a boring business in a […]

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