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I Won't Be Doing This - 4-26-15

Sunday, April 26, 2015      2 comments

During spring runoff the Yampa River through town is FILLED with folks kayaking, paddleboarding, and occasionally rafting. I will not be with them. I've never been a huge fan of water sports (sorry!), and COLD water sports where you can potent... Read more

The Depot - 4-25-15

Saturday, April 25, 2015      1 comments

Passenger trains used to come through Steamboat Springs, stopping at our train depot. When cars and airplanes became the primary transportation into the valley, our train depot was converted into The Depot, where the Steamboat Springs Arts Coun... Read more

Yellow-Bellied Marmot - 4-24-15

Friday, April 24, 2015      1 comments

When the weather warms up we often see these guys sunning themselves on rocks. Although their proper name is "yellow-bellied marmot", locally they are often called "rock dogs" or "whistle pigs". Read more

Bad Hair Day - 4-23-15

Thursday, April 23, 2015      4 comments

This moose is proof that everyone has a bad hair day every once in a while! (Fortunately I'm getting MINE cut in a few days - whew!) This moose was eating the branches... Read more

Intrepid Butterfly - 4-22-15

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      1 comments

This intrepid butterfly was out on the daffodils and tulips at the Yampa River Botanic Park, in SPITE of the weather we've been having! Jeffrey Hall also found glacie... Read more

WHERE is the grass greener? - 4-21-15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      2 comments

On the other side, of course! Shannon Lukens found a horse testing this theory on a warm spring day!... Read more

They're back! - 4-19-20

Sunday, April 19, 2015      2 comments

Lynn LaFoe captured an IMPORTANT reason to make sure your trash containers are secure during bear season! These guys have become a real problem in town. In the last fe... Read more

Building Nests - 4-18-15

Saturday, April 18, 2015      3 comments

Shannon Lukens found this beautiful little bird busy bringing twigs and grass into this bird house along Elk River Road, north of Steamboat Springs. Smart move to get that nest going - hopefully it's nice and cozy during our current snowstorm! ... Read more

Just Curious - 4-17-15

Friday, April 17, 2015      5 comments

Aren't horses funny? When John F. Russell stopped to snap a picture of these horses grazing in the front yard of a home just off Hwy 40 west of Steamboat Springs, guess whose curiousity was aroused? Like, whatcha doin? Read more

Enough winter already! - 4-16-15

Thursday, April 16, 2015      4 comments

I guess John F. Russell hasn't put away his snow gear yet, as he was out in the cold, wet snow to catch these horses at the Humble Ranch as heavy snow fell. I think THEY'RE ready for spring, too! Read more

Another snow day - 4-15-15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      3 comments

Yep - it's another snowy day. My daffodils are bummed. John F. Russell found Brian Alpart and his dog, Marvin, making their way through downtown Steamboat Springs. They were greeted by heavy falling snow as winter returned to the Yampa Valley ... Read more

Flat Tops Wilderness Area - 4-14-15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      2 comments

In 1919 Arthur Carhart visited Trapper's Lake in what is now the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and was so moved by what he saw that he became the first US Forest Service employee to initiate a plea for wilderness preservation. Fred Hodder captured ... Read more

More Cardboard Classic - 4-13-15

Monday, April 13, 2015      1 comments

Because...why not? Any day that involves sunshine and sliding down the slopes in costume in a cardboard creation deserves to be celebrated in more than one blog! Matt Stensland caught all the festivities, from Puff the Magic Dragon: Read more

Cardboard Classic - 4-12-15

Sunday, April 12, 2015      2 comments

Each year on the weekend the ski area closes they hold a "cardboard classic". This involves folks who have designed snow-worthy craft from cardboard to race down the lower run into the base area. As you can see from Tori Allen's photo, some of... Read more

Sleeping Giant under the stars - 4-11-15

Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

I hope the detail of John F. Russell's photo comes through - an unbelievable number of stars in the sky over Sleeping Giant! ... Read more


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