Poplar River View

One can expect to see many lookouts while traveling on the superior hiking trail.  Here’s a springtime view of Poplar River taken on my recent 3-day trek.   5/27/2017


Lone Marmot

Yellow-bellied Mountaineer 1

A Yellow-bellied marmot stands it’s ground on the mountain side.  Picture taken in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Spring in the Rockies

Mountain's Spring

The hike up to Mill’s Lake was perfect with temps around 70°F and a cool breeze.  I enjoyed hiking over snow mounds in my t-shirt and sunglasses.  The rapid snow melt laced our trail with many small streams and river crossings.

The Red Hunter

Return of Foxy


It was a beautiful warm sunny spring day on Barn Bluff in Red Wing, MN.  I was hiking up the south bluff trail when this lovely red fox popped out onto the trail.  The fox paused for a minute to look at me before trotting off.  I wasn’t sure if it was male or female but, I figured it was a parent because it was carrying a mouse in it’s jaws.  Seeing this charming creature thriving in it’s habitat gave me great joy.