Travel Blog, Ecology

Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)

Climate change was the final theme of my Field Ecology course. I've heard about glaciers melting nearly my whole life, but like so many other concepts in ecology, this was just an abstract idea to me until I witnessed it firsthand. What is a Glacier? How does one differentiate between glaciers and all of the other… Continue reading Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)

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Lava Beds National Monument

5/4/18 - 5/6/18 After spending a ton of time in the office due to a very slow start in the season's work, I was definitely ready to get out of town for the weekend. Friday afternoon Josh and I drove down to Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, CA. Instead of the smooth, black, melted… Continue reading Lava Beds National Monument

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Toketee Hot Springs and Toketee Falls in Umpqua National Forest, OR

4/14/18 The weather forecast made it clear that we would be wet and cold no matter where we went within a reasonable radius of our home-base. I figured we may as well be warm for part of the time, so we headed a few hours northwest to find the hot springs in the Umpqua National… Continue reading Toketee Hot Springs and Toketee Falls in Umpqua National Forest, OR