Returning To The High Country

Cow and Calf Moose in Colorado
Moose in Colorado

I’ve been a bit quiet the past week or so, mainly because I’ve been tied up getting my cabin functional for this summer.

The cabin is open, minus a few little normal start-up problems, which my wife Trudy is handling this year. Winter is brutal on the place and there is almost always a plumbing leak or something that needs repairing when we first use it in the Spring. Trudy is a one woman wrecking crew when it comes to solving problems, so lucky me.

The big task at the moment is preparing for my upcoming trip to Dinosaur National Monument and Sandwash Basin. Leaving out of here, I’ll pick my friend Jon up at the airport on Saturday and we’ll be off to Northern Colorado for the week.

The first order of business will be to scout out the burn area from last year’s Cameron Peak fire. A lot of the area that burned was prime moose habitat and we need to see what we have to work with when we get out there later this summer. I may or may not be organizing buddy trips out to Mooseville, it’s too soon to tell. The combination of the massive wildfire and the pandemic has put a major dent in moose operations in Northern Colorado.

The goal of the trip is to photograph wild horses and Colorado landscapes. My stock of unedited photos has been depleted and this trip will be a great opportunity to get back on track with serious photography. Something I haven’t done in about a year and a half.

I’ll try to keep a running blog of the trip, but photography comes first. There will be internet where we are staying, so I’m sure I can find a little time to share some trip highlights along the way.

Batteries charged. Full steam ahead.