The Canyon Hike Series, Part 5

There was an interesting weather phenomenon called freezing fog that happened in the canyon after the wildfire. Fog moved in during the winter and because it was cold, it froze on many things in the canyon. Many times, because of the way fog moves, it would freeze on one half of something (a tree or Read More

The Canyon Hike Series, Part 3

The ranch where Tapestry was located in Nebraska was not your ordinary working ranch.  We didn’t have any cows, for example.  We had personal animals, wild Mustangs and wild buffalo.  Thanks to the help of local people, we were able to evacuate our domestic and gentled horses the day we were evacuated from the ranch Read More

The Canyon Hike Series, Part 2

When we moved to the canyon, we knew the forest was overgrown. It had many dog-hair thickets – trees growing so close together that they become very thin and tall. The thickets were created by logging done over the years and from overgrazing by cattle. We knew we would have to thin the forest, but Read More

The Canyon Hike Series, Part 1

The landscape after a wildfire like the one we had is very interesting. It’s very quiet because all of the animals have moved to safer ground or, sadly, been consumed by the fire. It’s very ashy and very black. The smell is overwhelming – a combination of lingering smoke from the fire that is still Read More