Less air = bluer skies

We all live in a thick layer of air called the atmosphere. On average it is about fifty miles thick. But as you go up, the atmosphere gets noticeably thinner. At the top of Mount Evans (14,130 feet or 4306.8 meters), there is 1/3 less air than at sea level. That means less air betweenContinue reading “Less air = bluer skies”

Pika Patrol, Part Two

My husband, my son, his girlfriend and I went up to my Pika Patrol (Pika Patrol, Part One) site over the weekend. After thrashing about a bit learning how to use the GPS, we found the appointed talus slope. Located on the north shore of Grand Lake just south of Rocky Mountain National Park, researchersContinue reading “Pika Patrol, Part Two”

Rocky Weekend

My husband and I spent last weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. We took a hike up North Moraine, along the Ypsilon Lake Trail. About a mile up, I stopped to photograph this good looking male hairy woodpecker. I was really glad to find him. I had always wondered if I was correctly identifying theContinue reading “Rocky Weekend”

Rocky Mountain National Park In 360 Degrees

I just found this cool link on National Public Radio (NPR) that will allow you to see six views of Rocky Mountain National Park in 360 degrees — all the way around.Stand at the Edge of Geologic Time. In “Hands Free” mode, you get to hear Oregon State University geologist Eric Kirby talk about howContinue reading “Rocky Mountain National Park In 360 Degrees”

Great Time at Superior Colorado Costco Book Signing

My Costco book signing for my book, A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road: Rocky Mountain National Park’s Highway to the Sky was good. Really all of my events have been good, just a pleasure to get out and talk to people about Trail Ridge Road. Interesting things that happened to me there: Some guy cameContinue reading “Great Time at Superior Colorado Costco Book Signing”

AAA EnCompass Article Includes Trail Ridge Road

Last fall, I had the pleasure of chatting about Trail Ridge Road with writer  Clay Latimer, as he gathered information on an article about six of Colorado’s most spectacular highways. The results are in his wonderful article “Colorado’s Highway History”(Colorado Highway History). Also, check out my new website — AmyLawAuthor — where to buy myContinue reading “AAA EnCompass Article Includes Trail Ridge Road”

Over Trail Ridge Road with Nathan Heffel of Colorado Public Radio

Last week, I took Nathan Heffel of Colorado Public Radio over Trail Ridge Road. As we drove, Nathan interviewed me about my book, A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road: Rocky Mountain National Park’s Highway to the Sky. (A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road) Our trip started with a gobble when we saw wildContinue reading “Over Trail Ridge Road with Nathan Heffel of Colorado Public Radio”

Book Launch at the Tattered Cover

I launched my book, A Natural History of Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park’s Highway to the Sky at the Aspen Grove Tattered Cover in Littleton on Saturday. I had been hearing horror stories of how an author would give a book-signing, but nobody came, as so was a bit nervous. I shouldn’t have worried; friendsContinue reading “Book Launch at the Tattered Cover”