Have you ever wondered why the collars researchers put on mountain lions are bulky? One reason is battery size. The larger the battery, the longer the life of the device. This equates to less time that researchers need to spend with the cat overall. Additionally, these collars are actually quite light and provide valuable insight into the daily lives of mountain lions. Check out the article to learn more: bit.ly/CollaredCat
Childhood friend and boarding academy roommate the one and only @johnzdor_dpt ...now we live on opposite coasts doing what we love. Was super nice to catch up and backpack with this dude over the weekend.
Finnish Cardamom Cookies
We have been sharing our favorite recipes from the “Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook.” This month we have a special treat - an author’s pick - a recipe from Tom Bernardin’s kitchen!
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 large egg
¾ cup granulated sugar
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour one or two baking sheets, tapping off the excess flour. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cardamom. In a large bowl, whisk the egg until frothy. Whisk in the sugar and butter. With a spoon, stir in the dry ingredients to make a batter. Using 1 tsp. of the batter for each cookie, spoon it onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2” apart. Bake about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. With a spatula, transfer to a rack to cool. Use cooled sheets, lightly greased and floured as before, to bake the rest. Makes 5 to 6 dozen.
"The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook" is a 268-page spiral-bound book containing recipes from thirty-five countries. The recipes are introduced with family memories. The book also contains a History of Ellis Island, Chronology, Immigrant Food Memories, Tips on Planning your trip, etc.
Deborah S. Rockefeller had this to say about the book “The wonderful signed copy of the Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook arrived and I love it! It’s beautifully done and one magnificent testament to the Ellis Island efforts.”
We drove into the park with sunshine beaming on us but clouds quickly moved in then dumped rain and hail on us, it cleared up again to sunny and blue skies, then stormed again with lightning. The night finished with a sunset that we watched from the car as we made our way to Mammoth Hot Springs hoping we'd get there before dark. We almost drove right past it, turned in and ran to the top for this view to end an incredible day in Yellowstone.
Explored some island caves yesterday. I received several messages in my story about the views from Perry’s Monument (see next slide). It’s 12ft taller than the Statue of Liberty and is actually part of @nationalparkservice - we saw Canada, Cedar Point, & Cleveland from the top. The ranger said it was the clearest day of the year. 🤙🏼
Half way through this awesome road trip across the west. Missing the Tetons already... But The second half of the trip should be just as epic! Big thanks to the homie @mckcd1 for putting this trip together .
#ThursdayThoughts : it's time to get to know @KevLacroix74 a little better! Read our latest @nascar_pintys_series driver profile to learn what Kevin's most defining moment has been, who his inspiration for racing is, and more!
1. What are you most looking forward to this season?
Just getting back on track, trying to avoid the mistakes I made last year, and try to get closer to that championship.
2. What has been your most defining moment?
GP3R in 2015, it was my fourth race. That race is pretty special for any French Canadian, I guess. There was a lot of people down there. It was a great weekend, so it was nice to get the win there on my first attempt.
3. Who is your inspiration for racing?
4. If you had to do car pool karaoke, what would you sing?
I would sing “Fix You” by Coldplay. That’s my favourite song.
5. Favourite chicken wing flavour?
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“The politically ‘Left’ photographer wants to help correct society’s false picture of its actual conditions of existence, to raise questions as: Why this practice? What does it mean? What interests does it serve? Such a photographer wants to help people become conscious of the forces which shape their day-to-day lives; to realise that social order is not a natural order and thus beyond all change, but is made by people and can be changed by them.” - Victor Burgin
Proud ELK Family moment! Yesica Chavez, ELK Student Coordinator and Urban Ranger Alum, was recently featured alongside other ladies of Latino Outdoors in TIME Magazine! The article is called, “‘It's Culture for Us.’ Camping in Colorado With the Women of Latino Outdoors,” and showcases how 11 Latinas have come together as Colorado leaders for Latino Outdoors, a national organization aimed at diversifying the outdoors. In the article, Yesica says, “We look out for one another…and we talk about things that we wouldn’t talk about with other people.”
We are incredibly proud of the work Yesica has done and continues to do for equity in the outdoors and beyond. Yesica is also a Children and Nature Network leader, student at the University of Colorado – Denver, and is currently serving as the 2018 Youth Ambassador for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. AMAZING work, Yesi!
~full article link in bio~
photo: Catherine Hyland for TIME