It took me weeks to figure out where to view the eclipse. Using Google street-view, I clicked through miles of dusty backroads throughout Wyoming and Nebraska. Back and forth I went, lining the images up with the eclipse map and then figuring out the route to get to that location. I had my eye on three rest areas, two truck stops, and about five quiet but charming looking dirt roads. In the end, I decided I needed facilities. Toilets, gift shop, parking. That kind of thing. In the end I decided on either Fort Laramie National Historic Site or Scottsbluff National Monument.
- Calypso Cascades
- My gear selection and backpack loading is improving with each little adventure I embark upon. This weekend I discovered that, in some ways, I’ve become rather efficient at packing for a hike.
- Swim Swam Swum
- My hairstylist swam the English Channel today. I’m tremendously impressed. She took up swimming just a couple of years ago and now she’s bagged a world-class marathon swim with efficiency and finesse.
- Finding Winter
- This past week, a large, slow-moving storm system passed through the Front Range. At lower elevations it started out as snow, but the temperatures warmed and the snow gave way to copious amounts of rain.