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Last year, I found two dor neonate desert massasaugas in a previously unrecorded (to the best of my knowledge ) locality in El Paso county Colorado. Three days ago, I found the first live adult specimen. This observation extends the western edge of their range in El Paso county. I suspect that they may exist a bit further west since suitable habitat extends a few miles westward, however they may be difficult to find due to private ownership of the land.

#elpasocounty
#elpaso #Colorado #naturalhistory #massasauga #massasaugarattlesnake #desertmassasauga #sistrurus #sistrurustergeminusedwardsii #sistrurustergeminus #rattlesnake #snake #coherps #fieldherping #herpsofcolorado #herpetology #science #coloradowildlife #wildcolorado #wildlife #macrophotography
Last year, I found two dor neonate desert massasaugas in a previously unrecorded (to the best of my knowledge ) locality in El Paso county Colorado. Three days ago, I found the first live adult specimen. This observation extends the western edge of their range in El Paso county. I suspect that they may exist a bit further west since suitable habitat extends a few miles westward, however they may be difficult to find due to private ownership of the land. #elpasocounty  #elpaso  #Colorado  #naturalhistory  #massasauga  #massasaugarattlesnake  #desertmassasauga  #sistrurus  #sistrurustergeminusedwardsii  #sistrurustergeminus  #rattlesnake  #snake  #coherps  #fieldherping  #herpsofcolorado  #herpetology  #science  #coloradowildlife  #wildcolorado  #wildlife  #macrophotography 
Kind reminder to keep an eye out for wildlife. This guy was nice enough to give us a little warning to share the trail. Thankfully @jennifermt.84 was able to point out this diamondback rattle snake and give them the space they needed to continue enjoying this beautiful day.

#snakeexpert #snakesofinstagram #cairnguides #snakesofig #respectwildlife #wildlifephotography #colorado #coloradoinstagram #wildcolorado
I can't get over how awesome this place is! From the diversity of water, to the quality of the fish it was amazing. The fact that it is surrounded by the Rockies and is in such a beautiful place doesn't hurt either!

#Colorado #outdoorlifestyle #coloradooutdoors #wildcolorado #troutbum #rainbow #browntrout #flyfishing #flyfishcolorado #stillwater #flyfishingaddict #addictedtofishing #fisheverywhere #streameraddict
A few more pics as an ode to tigers from an awesome weekend fishing with my dad @reelfeathered ! I feel pretty lucky to spend time together in places like this!

#fishwithfamily #tigertrout #flyfishcolorado #flyfishing #flyfishingaddict #stillwater #eltigre  #Colorado #coloradooutdoors #pursueyourpassion #wildcolorado #dontforgettostripset #troutbum
Lookout. Swipe for full pano.
Lookout. Swipe for full pano.
If there is a better music venue than this, I'm gunna need to visit.
If there is a better music venue than this, I'm gunna need to visit.
I have seen pictures of this beautiful lake like hundreds times, been wanting to go for many years and eventually I’ve got to see this beauty in real life!. It is unbelievable that this place exist (apparently it does!). I did not want to leave, I could just sit there, soaking up its beauty all day long. Definitely worth every step. #colorado #hiking #hikingadventures #beautiful #adventure #optoutside #getout #wilderness #chooseyouradventure #getoutside #coloradolife #alwayschooseadventures #sanjuan #hikingculture #wildcolorado #wildernessculture #womenwhohike #sheadventures #beautifullake
I have seen pictures of this beautiful lake like hundreds times, been wanting to go for many years and eventually I’ve got to see this beauty in real life!. It is unbelievable that this place exist (apparently it does!). I did not want to leave, I could just sit there, soaking up its beauty all day long. Definitely worth every step. #colorado  #hiking  #hikingadventures  #beautiful  #adventure  #optoutside  #getout  #wilderness  #chooseyouradventure  #getoutside  #coloradolife  #alwayschooseadventures  #sanjuan  #hikingculture  #wildcolorado  #wildernessculture  #womenwhohike  #sheadventures  #beautifullake 
A large bull moose lounging in the shade. These big boys are just heading into the rutting season so please be cautious and give them plenty of room to roam and rest. 
@aspenco @natgeowild @aspensnowmass 
#aspen #wildcolorado #moose #bullmoose #nature #cntraveler #wildlife #explorecreateinspire #conservationphotography #aspenphotog #aspenphotography #aspenphotographer #naturephotography #natgeo #natgeowild #natgeoexplore
Sunset shoot today to test out my new @olympus.camera lens.  I am a fan of the wide angle, but it is a bit heavy compared to my normal one.  I stuck around for some night sky photos.  Those to come.

@coparkswildlife #muellerstatepark #sunset #mountains #mountainlife #wildcolorado #stateparks #colorfulcolorado #colorado #WildandCO
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#explore #elevate #escape #adventure #wander #wanderlust #wonder #wonderfulworld #bliss #gohigher #hike #hikecolorado #sedalia #gofurther #getoutside #getoutandexplore #adventureisoutthere #dontstopexploring #wild #wilderness #wildcolorado #coloradogram #inlovewiththesky #touchthesky #coloradodreaming
PEAK FALL COLOR IS THIS WEEK IN #colorado !
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The drive up to 11,669’ #guanellapass above #georgetown is a mind blowing treat. All the golds and coppers and fire engine reds 😍!! Go get some #fallcolor while you can... the #highcountry is heading into winter mode fast 🌬
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Excuse the potato-quality audio. I JUST LOVE PUBLIC ACCESS JAZZ.
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#fallishere #fall🍂🍁 #badjazz #leavethecity #mountainman #climbmountains #wildcolorado  #mycarcanthandlethis #altitudedudes
PEAK FALL COLOR IS THIS WEEK IN #colorado  ! . The drive up to 11,669’ #guanellapass  above #georgetown  is a mind blowing treat. All the golds and coppers and fire engine reds 😍!! Go get some #fallcolor  while you can... the #highcountry  is heading into winter mode fast 🌬 . Excuse the potato-quality audio. I JUST LOVE PUBLIC ACCESS JAZZ. . #fallishere  #fall 🍂🍁 #badjazz  #leavethecity  #mountainman  #climbmountains  #wildcolorado  #mycarcanthandlethis  #altitudedudes 
I didn't get the best shots of this majestic guy, however I did get the stare down 👀 
Be careful out there, folks. This time of year means wildlife is getting ready for hibernation, mating, and is all in all, a bit more active. 
If you're going to be out hiking around anytime soon, follow these tips for a SAFE and ENJOYABLE experience for everyone (animals included) 👍

1. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Make yourself known prior to diving deeper into the woods. Sneaking up on any wild animal could potentially lead to a bad outcome. If you do see wildlife (situation depending), respect the space between you, and allow the animal to move along naturally.

2. KEEP YOUR PETS CLOSE. If your off-leash dog wanders up on a wild animal before you, it could mean disaster for your pooch. So if you're hiking around anywhere that wildlife roams, maybe keep your pets a little bit closer during this time of year.

3. WEAR ORANGE. Hunting or not, it's your life on the line, and taking this one simple step could help avoid an accident in a probable remote area.

4. ENJOY YOURSELF. Of courses, you want to be cautious during EACH season, but while safety should be the number one concern while hiking around, it's also important to make sure you relax enough to enjoy yourself. That's what it's all about anyway, right?!? HAPPY WANDERING!! 🐺

Full Gallery: www.thewolfeyes.com

#moose
#wildcolorado
#wolfeyesphotography
#getoutside
#safetyfirst
I didn't get the best shots of this majestic guy, however I did get the stare down 👀 Be careful out there, folks. This time of year means wildlife is getting ready for hibernation, mating, and is all in all, a bit more active. If you're going to be out hiking around anytime soon, follow these tips for a SAFE and ENJOYABLE experience for everyone (animals included) 👍 1. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Make yourself known prior to diving deeper into the woods. Sneaking up on any wild animal could potentially lead to a bad outcome. If you do see wildlife (situation depending), respect the space between you, and allow the animal to move along naturally. 2. KEEP YOUR PETS CLOSE. If your off-leash dog wanders up on a wild animal before you, it could mean disaster for your pooch. So if you're hiking around anywhere that wildlife roams, maybe keep your pets a little bit closer during this time of year. 3. WEAR ORANGE. Hunting or not, it's your life on the line, and taking this one simple step could help avoid an accident in a probable remote area. 4. ENJOY YOURSELF. Of courses, you want to be cautious during EACH season, but while safety should be the number one concern while hiking around, it's also important to make sure you relax enough to enjoy yourself. That's what it's all about anyway, right?!? HAPPY WANDERING!! 🐺 Full Gallery: www.thewolfeyes.com #moose  #wildcolorado  #wolfeyesphotography  #getoutside  #safetyfirst 
This bird followed me for about 2 hours the other day.. Do I know you? Where did you come from?
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#birds #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #afterlife #odd #wildcolorado #colorado #igersco #pinetrees #interestingfacts #doiknowyou #lostinthought #explore #blessed #reincarnation #heaven
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#explore #escape #elevate #adventure #explorecolorado #hike #hikecolorado #grandjunction #fall #leaves #aspens #autumn #mountainscape #trees #river #blueskies #getoutandexplore #throughmyeyes #wonder #wonderfulworld #wild #wildcolorado #coloradountamed #canyon #canyons #glenwoodcanyon #colorfulcolorado
Successful weekend for our South Park Alpine Restoration Project Part II: trail building at Beaver Creek, north of Fairplay. Big thanks to all the hardworking volunteers, as well as our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, @saveamosquito, and @Wrv.restore. We look forward to continuing these South Park Alpine Restoration Projects in 2019. Thanks for the photos @misiballard #mypubliclands #coloradowild #wildcolorado
Successful weekend for our South Park Alpine Restoration Project Part II: trail building at Beaver Creek, north of Fairplay. Big thanks to all the hardworking volunteers, as well as our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, @saveamosquito, and @Wrv.restore. We look forward to continuing these South Park Alpine Restoration Projects in 2019. Thanks for the photos @misiballard #mypubliclands  #coloradowild  #wildcolorado 
The stars and milky way were so bright that night, I really wanted to sleep outside the tent. Yet the wise @emilyporter15 talked me out of it..... and then it rained all night.
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#colorado #alpine #backcountry #stars #milkyway #milkywaychasers #nightphotography #astrophotography #rei1440project #adventure #explore #discoverearth #unworldly #camping #campmanapproved #goatworthy  #coloradotography #igersdenver #beautifulcolorado #wildcolorado #nightphotographyexclusive #backpacking #canon #shootingstar
The stars and milky way were so bright that night, I really wanted to sleep outside the tent. Yet the wise @emilyporter15 talked me out of it..... and then it rained all night. . . . #colorado  #alpine  #backcountry  #stars  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #nightphotography  #astrophotography  #rei1440project  #adventure  #explore  #discoverearth  #unworldly  #camping  #campmanapproved  #goatworthy  #coloradotography  #igersdenver  #beautifulcolorado  #wildcolorado  #nightphotographyexclusive  #backpacking  #canon  #shootingstar 
This nice little brown was way down in a deep hole on a log jam, I doubt he noticed the 15 minute marble sized hail storm. We, on the other hand, felt like we were having a paintball war with mother nature! .
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#browntrout #flyfishing #hail #hailstorm #marble #coloradoangler #coloradoflyfishing #trout #nymphing #mothernature #shemeansbusiness #tightlines #tugisthedrug #keepmewet #rippinlips #river #wildcolorado #sunday #sundayfunday #catchandrelease #letthemgosotheycangrow #catchmeoutside #repyourwater #findyournature #getoutside #optoutside #redington #publicland
This nice little brown was way down in a deep hole on a log jam, I doubt he noticed the 15 minute marble sized hail storm. We, on the other hand, felt like we were having a paintball war with mother nature! . . . . . . #browntrout  #flyfishing  #hail  #hailstorm  #marble  #coloradoangler  #coloradoflyfishing  #trout  #nymphing  #mothernature  #shemeansbusiness  #tightlines  #tugisthedrug  #keepmewet  #rippinlips  #river  #wildcolorado  #sunday  #sundayfunday  #catchandrelease  #letthemgosotheycangrow  #catchmeoutside  #repyourwater  #findyournature  #getoutside  #optoutside  #redington  #publicland 
A pair of bull elk crossed the road in front of me, as I was leaving Red Canyon.

#elk #naturallycolorado #colorado #canoncitycolorado #wildlife #coloradowildlife #wildcolorado #♥️colorado #naturephotography #coloradoinstagram #instagramcolorado #redcanyon #🦌
#marmots and #pikas and #longtailedweasel, oh my! Big summits means hungry babies at the top of each #colorado #fourteener... and not just the #hikers.
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This bold bastard had the gall to chirp and holler at us on top of 14,252’ Mt Wilson, early August. He wanted #clifbars and #inspiringquotes and #trailsnacks and #bellyrubs , but dont give in! Above treeline: wild is wild! Cute is suspicious! Human snacks make critters dependent on us (and the animals become placid creeps). Treats can make these #fuzzballs real sick, too 😬
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THAT GRIN THOUGH! He asked us to stay for tea. We declined... the cups were too small.
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#marmotsofinstagram #posechallenge #climbwithfriends #fourteenerfever #wildcolorado #mtwilson #snackwhore #beggarscantbechoosers
#marmots  and #pikas  and #longtailedweasel , oh my! Big summits means hungry babies at the top of each #colorado  #fourteener ... and not just the #hikers . . This bold bastard had the gall to chirp and holler at us on top of 14,252’ Mt Wilson, early August. He wanted #clifbars  and #inspiringquotes  and #trailsnacks  and #bellyrubs  , but dont give in! Above treeline: wild is wild! Cute is suspicious! Human snacks make critters dependent on us (and the animals become placid creeps). Treats can make these #fuzzballs  real sick, too 😬 . THAT GRIN THOUGH! He asked us to stay for tea. We declined... the cups were too small. . #marmotsofinstagram  #posechallenge  #climbwithfriends  #fourteenerfever  #wildcolorado  #mtwilson  #snackwhore  #beggarscantbechoosers 
So grateful to work for a company that allows me to #getoutside during the week and enjoy #wildcolorado !! #hellsholetrail #zglife #zillowpride #bestplacetowork #fallcolors #nofilter #hiking #nooneonthetrail #ilovemylife
I can't believe the summer is coming to an end and the leaves are already turning. We really sent it this summer, with overnight trips down amazing canyons, long hikes into the high country and some epic bike rides. Now we wait to shred that gnar pow pow.
I can't believe the summer is coming to an end and the leaves are already turning. We really sent it this summer, with overnight trips down amazing canyons, long hikes into the high country and some epic bike rides. Now we wait to shred that gnar pow pow.
Sleeping under the stars. We evaded the rain every night despite hearing and seeing it everyday. Plus, we had some first time campers that got to fall asleep to this view!
Sleeping under the stars. We evaded the rain every night despite hearing and seeing it everyday. Plus, we had some first time campers that got to fall asleep to this view!
Amazing poloroid action by @shennajean and @adventuresandromance 📷 
I can’t wait to see what this talented lady is up to next! 🔥🧡
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#creativepreneur #photographer #aspen #colorado #beinspired #darlingweekend #thatsdarling #picoftheday #photographylover #wildcolorado #exploretocreate #optoutside
I no longer chase waterfalls. Now we are just pleasently surprised by them.
I no longer chase waterfalls. Now we are just pleasently surprised by them.
Happy #wildlifewednesday and #humpday🐫 y’all! It’s kind of hard to believe that in two weeks I’ll be heading up to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks! In the meantime here is a bull bison and his cow. He stayed with her to protect her from other bulls that might want to mate with her.
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#americanbison #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotography #ig_wildlife #wildcolorado #coloradowildlife #colorodotography #wildlifeofinstagram #coloradowildlife #coloradoawesomeness #wide_lens_photography #coloradogram #lovecolorado #nikonnature #nikonwildlife #nikonnofilter #nikonusa #sigmalens #sigma150600 #sigmausa #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeowildlife
Happy #wildlifewednesday  and #humpday 🐫 y’all! It’s kind of hard to believe that in two weeks I’ll be heading up to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks! In the meantime here is a bull bison and his cow. He stayed with her to protect her from other bulls that might want to mate with her. • • • • • • • • • #americanbison  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeplanet  #wildlifeonearth  #wildlifephotography  #ig_wildlife  #wildcolorado  #coloradowildlife  #colorodotography  #wildlifeofinstagram  #coloradowildlife  #coloradoawesomeness  #wide_lens_photography  #coloradogram  #lovecolorado  #nikonnature  #nikonwildlife  #nikonnofilter  #nikonusa  #sigmalens  #sigma150600  #sigmausa  #natgeoyourshot  #natgeowild  #natgeowildlife 
Glamour shot. Remember those photos we all used to do looking over our shoulders? Mr Bear got the memo. .
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#bear #blackbear #glamourshot #swimming #wildlife #wildlife_shots #nature #whatdidyouseetoday #whatiseewhenimwandering #sonyphotos #coloradoday #wildcolorado #getoutside #greatday #lovetheoutdoors
Hoo hoo! Whooooo goes there? Great horned owl in the back yard. Littleton CO. .
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#owlsofinstagram #owl #wildlife #natureiscool #natureiscool @owls.for.you #coloradoday #wildcolorado #backyardbirds #birds #raptors #birdsofprey #yelloweyes #hoot #sonyrx10m4 #sonyphotos #whatdidyouseetoday #explore #explorelittleton @explorelittleton
Had some surprise visitors in the campsite tonight. Cool experience for the kids but a bit sad to see wild animals that have obviously been fed and lost their fear of humans.
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#meetthebeesons #wildamerica #wildcolorado #dontfeedtheanimals #camping #campvisitor #curiouscritters
Wild wild west.
Wild wild west.
Tonight, I put on lush red lipstick. Turned on the radio to some upbeat hits and danced as the melodies echoed through the kitchen. I have the most wonderful book to carry my mind to an epic world where women have magical powers. I have a glass of maroon wine at my side and the fireplace is roaring. It took me awhile to get here, but I love, even look forward to “date nights” with myself! 🖤
Self-love is the best love✌🏼.
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#wildcolorado #selflove #datenight #loveyourself #naturelovers
Tonight, I put on lush red lipstick. Turned on the radio to some upbeat hits and danced as the melodies echoed through the kitchen. I have the most wonderful book to carry my mind to an epic world where women have magical powers. I have a glass of maroon wine at my side and the fireplace is roaring. It took me awhile to get here, but I love, even look forward to “date nights” with myself! 🖤 Self-love is the best love✌🏼. . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildcolorado  #selflove  #datenight  #loveyourself  #naturelovers 
Came across these fun guys #mycology #mushrooms #shaggyparasol #shrooming #nature #wildcolorado #boulder #findthingsyouenjoy thanks to the homie @jay.e.zimmerman for the ID #alwayslearning
I’ve learned whatever you’re looking for in life you’ll find✨
Doubt, worry, fear of being alone, darkness, rude people— when I believe that’s all there is—these things are magnified, they can be all I see.
Love, patience, forgiveness, abundant opportunity, friendship—when I believe they are transpiring—it happens tenfold.
It certainly takes patience to require the momentum to carry our thoughts into any direction—but where you constantly direct and dig them, soon water and ease flow.
If you believe in magic you will ALWAYS find it✨
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#wildcolorado #thejourneystartswithin #yogalife #yogaphilosophy #naturelovers
I’ve learned whatever you’re looking for in life you’ll find✨ Doubt, worry, fear of being alone, darkness, rude people— when I believe that’s all there is—these things are magnified, they can be all I see. Love, patience, forgiveness, abundant opportunity, friendship—when I believe they are transpiring—it happens tenfold. It certainly takes patience to require the momentum to carry our thoughts into any direction—but where you constantly direct and dig them, soon water and ease flow. If you believe in magic you will ALWAYS find it✨ . . . . . . #wildcolorado  #thejourneystartswithin  #yogalife  #yogaphilosophy  #naturelovers 
Da Bells were stunning in the spring. I can't imagine what they'll be like soon with the fall colors.
Da Bells were stunning in the spring. I can't imagine what they'll be like soon with the fall colors.
Stop and notice the Russian sage. It’s growing like crazy all over Denver right now!
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#russiansage #citygarden #cityplants #denverlife #streetsofdenver #denver #denvercolorado #washpark #washparkdenver #washparkwest #wildcolorado #beautyeverywhere
Another day another pano.
Another day another pano.
It's the last few weeks to get locally designed tank tops at I Heart Denver Store. Grab one before they are gone for a whole year. #iheartdenverstore #localdesign #wildcolorado #tanktops
It's the last few weeks to get locally designed tank tops at I Heart Denver Store. Grab one before they are gone for a whole year. #iheartdenverstore #localdesign #wildcolorado #tanktops
I was made to be wild, wicked and free, to carve my own destiny, to find a place in this world where I can be the most authentic version of me ~Christy Ann Martine .
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#freshtwistphotography #heatherhughesphotography #coloradoconceptualphotographer #wild #wildcolorado #wicked#free #christyannmartine #red #wolf #whitewolf #pack #wisewolf #grimms #fairytail #coloradotography  #instagram #intothewoods #wilderness #abandoned #abandonedplaces #abandonedcolorado
I was made to be wild, wicked and free, to carve my own destiny, to find a place in this world where I can be the most authentic version of me ~Christy Ann Martine . . . . #freshtwistphotography  #heatherhughesphotography  #coloradoconceptualphotographer  #wild  #wildcolorado  #wicked #free  #christyannmartine  #red  #wolf  #whitewolf  #pack  #wisewolf  #grimms  #fairytail  #coloradotography  #instagram  #intothewoods  #wilderness  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces  #abandonedcolorado 
We're halfway to this weekend's adventures! Who are you taking with you?
📸: @_forever__wandering_ 
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When it comes to Colorado's mountain towns, Breckenridge is a classic for a reason.
Incredible hiking in the summer, and even better skiing in the summer!
And with views like this, I think another trip is in order very soon!
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We're halfway to this weekend's adventures! Who are you taking with you? 📸: @_forever__wandering_ _____ When it comes to Colorado's mountain towns, Breckenridge is a classic for a reason. Incredible hiking in the summer, and even better skiing in the summer! And with views like this, I think another trip is in order very soon! _____ Love the outdoors? Tag us in your adventures! Use #seekmorewilderness  to be featured, whether you're peak-bagging, hiking through National Parks, or exploring your backyard trails! _____
SWIPE FOR PANO. When you crawl out of a tent in the high country and see this, you forget for a few seconds how shitty the hike out is gunna be.
SWIPE FOR PANO. When you crawl out of a tent in the high country and see this, you forget for a few seconds how shitty the hike out is gunna be.
I missed this lion by minutes. Today was a windy morning at Reynolds Ranch but not a piece of dry grass or a pine needle had blown into the pads yet. I spent three seasons as a ranger/firefighter in northern Wyoming. There was a lion that lived in the same valley as our trailer. Every free day I’d stalk her. I found her tracks all the time and even a few kills. But I never saw her. Once, she followed me, leaving her prints over mine. A hunter killed Colorado’s last grizzly when I was 13, and our wolf packs were eradicated in the 1940s (but they’re coming back). I’m glad we still have our cougars-pumas-catamounts-panthers-mountain lions.📷 🇺🇸
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#nationalgeographickids #natgeokids #rangerrick #mountainlion #mountainlions #wildcolorado #jeffcoopenspace #coloradofrontrange #coloradowildlife #animaltracks #trackingwildlife #endangeredspecies #coloradotrail #coloradotrails #coloradohiker #wolves #coloradowolves #coloradogrizzly
I missed this lion by minutes. Today was a windy morning at Reynolds Ranch but not a piece of dry grass or a pine needle had blown into the pads yet. I spent three seasons as a ranger/firefighter in northern Wyoming. There was a lion that lived in the same valley as our trailer. Every free day I’d stalk her. I found her tracks all the time and even a few kills. But I never saw her. Once, she followed me, leaving her prints over mine. A hunter killed Colorado’s last grizzly when I was 13, and our wolf packs were eradicated in the 1940s (but they’re coming back). I’m glad we still have our cougars-pumas-catamounts-panthers-mountain lions.📷 🇺🇸 . . . . . #nationalgeographickids  #natgeokids  #rangerrick  #mountainlion  #mountainlions  #wildcolorado  #jeffcoopenspace  #coloradofrontrange  #coloradowildlife  #animaltracks  #trackingwildlife  #endangeredspecies  #coloradotrail  #coloradotrails  #coloradohiker  #wolves  #coloradowolves  #coloradogrizzly 
Humans are peculiar. The world is our formulated realities—sometimes, we get so all consumed in this play-adult roles and our “truly important” drama that accompanies it. 
We notice it’s daytime out the window but never once let our fingers feel the warmth of the suns rays. 
We hid in buildings and never venture out to sit in wind, we grow up and out of touching the dirt—getting our nails dirty. 
One day, we grew up and out of placing our delicate palms on bitter bark, on inquiring dear towering tree—how are you today? 
We don’t believe in magic because we put our blinders up to it. 
How small silky petals blossom and hold tight despite rain, wind turmoil. How the sky forms falling water that feed our ground, we fail to notice the grass breath it in. 
Twinkling stars, rainbows, flying creatures and bubbly white mist twirl and take over our skies—yet, our hearts miss the marvel. 
The world is not cold, calculating, haughty—it’s a community- it witnesses terror but still blossoms into beauty. 
There is death and sadness but the sun reflecting off a yellow leaf soon to tumble to dirt reminds us even the smallest things still serve a lingering purpose, still wield a mesmerizing beauty.

If you fail to believe in magic it is certainly not because it doesn’t exist—I ask you, dear reader, what do you focus on? What do you choose to see?

For much time I choose to see the chaos in the small world that is my workplace, I choose to only see headline news, I wanted to eat foe the earth but needed a reminder of why I’m passionate about protecting this planet. 
I love this planet because the wind whispers, the sun heals, the moon is a mystic and animals—including our own species— marvel me. 
If anything, as you walk today, let your fingers feel the warmth of a sunbeam and ask sweet mama earth how she feels today—learn to listen to the answer🌱 -EJB🌿🍃🍁✨🌏
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#thejourneystartswithin #wildcolorado #wildandco #earthday #magic #writersofinstagram #writingsbyej
Humans are peculiar. The world is our formulated realities—sometimes, we get so all consumed in this play-adult roles and our “truly important” drama that accompanies it. We notice it’s daytime out the window but never once let our fingers feel the warmth of the suns rays. We hid in buildings and never venture out to sit in wind, we grow up and out of touching the dirt—getting our nails dirty. One day, we grew up and out of placing our delicate palms on bitter bark, on inquiring dear towering tree—how are you today? We don’t believe in magic because we put our blinders up to it. How small silky petals blossom and hold tight despite rain, wind turmoil. How the sky forms falling water that feed our ground, we fail to notice the grass breath it in. Twinkling stars, rainbows, flying creatures and bubbly white mist twirl and take over our skies—yet, our hearts miss the marvel. The world is not cold, calculating, haughty—it’s a community- it witnesses terror but still blossoms into beauty. There is death and sadness but the sun reflecting off a yellow leaf soon to tumble to dirt reminds us even the smallest things still serve a lingering purpose, still wield a mesmerizing beauty. If you fail to believe in magic it is certainly not because it doesn’t exist—I ask you, dear reader, what do you focus on? What do you choose to see? For much time I choose to see the chaos in the small world that is my workplace, I choose to only see headline news, I wanted to eat foe the earth but needed a reminder of why I’m passionate about protecting this planet. I love this planet because the wind whispers, the sun heals, the moon is a mystic and animals—including our own species— marvel me. If anything, as you walk today, let your fingers feel the warmth of a sunbeam and ask sweet mama earth how she feels today—learn to listen to the answer🌱 -EJB🌿🍃🍁✨🌏 . . . . . #thejourneystartswithin  #wildcolorado  #wildandco  #earthday  #magic  #writersofinstagram  #writingsbyej 
Not everything has to be so clear.
Not everything has to be so clear.
miss you already my sweet loves, see you in a week with tales to tell & excitement to share 💕
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#wildcolorado
miss you already my sweet loves, see you in a week with tales to tell & excitement to share 💕 - (this was a really fun moment) - #wildcolorado 
My heart is open, my body centered, and my mind focused. 
This weekend was a beautiful reminder to slow down and to take life one day at a time. Things are complicated enough without us trying to bite off more than when can chew. I have history of spreading myself too thin and not channeling enough energy into myself or my needs, which often times leaves me feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled. 
Surrender yourself to the healing powers of nature; she always has a way of delivering exactly what you need at exactly the right time. Trust the process. Open your heart. And be ready to receive, dear friends. 🙏
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#colorado #wildcolorado #go #explore #twinlakes #ontherocks #beauty #natureporn #wideopenspaces #wildwildwest #motherearth #nature #love #healing #growth
My heart is open, my body centered, and my mind focused. This weekend was a beautiful reminder to slow down and to take life one day at a time. Things are complicated enough without us trying to bite off more than when can chew. I have history of spreading myself too thin and not channeling enough energy into myself or my needs, which often times leaves me feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled. Surrender yourself to the healing powers of nature; she always has a way of delivering exactly what you need at exactly the right time. Trust the process. Open your heart. And be ready to receive, dear friends. 🙏 . . . . #colorado  #wildcolorado  #go  #explore  #twinlakes  #ontherocks  #beauty  #natureporn  #wideopenspaces  #wildwildwest  #motherearth  #nature  #love  #healing  #growth