The Lake Christine wildfire started on July 3, 2018 and burned over 12,500 acres, much of which was contained on mostly uninhabited Basalt Mountain. Three homes were destroyed, and 500 homes were under mandatory evacuation several times when the fire rekindled. The fire burned within sight of our home looking west towards the locus of […]
The word “thunderstorm” focuses on the wrong threat: it is the lightning that injures or kills. From first-hand experience, the most frightening aspect of hiking or climbing is the prospect of being caught way out in an open field or way above the tree line in an electrical storm with nowhere to hide. The experience […]
What to do if you get lost or stuck on a hike? Taking certain precautions can help you avoid getting lost, and they can also help ensure you are found as quickly as possible if you do get lost.
Dogs cool themselves differently than humans. Our bodies produce sweat when we become overheated. This is a very efficient mechanism by which the human body regulates its temperature.