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- 01/05/15--11:06: _A Look Ahead to 2015
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- 03/16/15--05:05: _My Summer of Hiking
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- 06/24/14--06:46: Hiking in Steamboat Springs
- 07/08/14--06:24: Hiking the Maroon Bells
- 12/22/14--07:34: The Ghosts of Christmas 2014
- 01/05/15--11:06: A Look Ahead to 2015
- 01/26/15--07:21: Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!
- 03/16/15--05:05: My Summer of Hiking
- 06/30/15--08:27: Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic
- 08/06/15--09:58: My First Time Camping in Yellowstone
- 08/25/15--09:58: Spotting Wildlife in the Tetons and Yellowstone
- 12/21/15--09:02: The Ghosts Of Christmas 2015
A lot of hiking trails in Steamboat Springs lead to fantastic spots. And so with only three days in town, my friend and I had to be pretty picky as to what we selected for each day. While others may choose different trails, these are the three we hit and the reasons why… Thunderhead After […]
Steamboat Springs Fish Creek Falls BridgejasonhussongHiking under the chair lifts in Steamboat SpringsHiking down a black diamond runThe view of the Yampa Valley from atop the ski hillA first look at the Fish Creek FallsA hidden overlook on the Fish Creek Falls trailThe view from Emerald MountainHiking by the ski jumps
Hiking the Maroon Bells near Aspen is one of the best experiences to be had when visiting Colorado. But when a friend of mine and I recently stopped in for a short walk, I left disappointed. That’s something not many people feel when leaving the area. The mountains and reflective waters are, after all, one […]
Maroon Bells ColoradojasonhussongThe Maroon BellsA map of the area around the Maroon BellsA waterfall up the trail behind Maroon LakeClick on me for the full screen panoramic
When it comes to travel, I’ll be honest, this past year was rather slow, all things considered. I didn’t jet away to some far off foreign land, as I’ve done in years past. I didn’t set foot outside my own country, actually. I didn’t even explore a new destination, really, opting instead to stay around […]
Christmas 2014 FrontjasonhussongChristmas 2014 FrontTwo gray whales and San DiegoThe gang dressed and ready for the Hockey City ClassicChecking out the wharf wildlifeThe Maroon BellsFish Creek Falls in Steamboat SpringsThe guys in Las VegasChristmas 2015 Back
What’s in store for 2015? I’m excited to find out, with so many opportunities laid before me. A few things are planned and, excitingly enough, even more is not. And that means a whole lot of possibilities for the coming year, especially when it comes to travel. Here’s how it’s shaping up… Two return trips […]
San Diego Balboa Park ArchitecturejasonhussongSan Diego's Balboa ParkThe architecture in Balboa Park is outstandingHiking amongst the redwoods in California's John Muir National Monument
Happy birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! That’s right, today – January 26th, 2015 – is the park’s 100th birthday. On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to designate what some call the Switzerland of the U.S. as a national park. In honor of one of my favorite places in Colorado, particularly […]
Hiking the Lakes of Rocky Mountain National ParkjasonhussongOuzel Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National ParkA frozen Mill's Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National ParkHiking in Rocky Mountain National ParkAn elk lounging off Trail Ridge RoadLily Lake and Longs PeakA bear high in the trees on the way to - appropriately enough - Bear LakeAlberta FallsMills LakeCopeland FallsDriving Old Fall River RoadA lovely butterfly on the trail to Ouzel LakeThe creek-side trail leading to Ouzel LakeThat's one big elk!The view from the Alpine Visitor Center
With summer and warmer weather already here, I’m gearing up for another Colorado hiking season. Last year’s was spectacular, with my puppy Anna and I getting out to do more than a trail a week between the end of March and the end of October. We explored several new locations, oftentimes with friends or my […]
Helen Hunt Falls North Cheyenne CanyonjasonhussongThe puppies are ready for some hiking!Staunton State Park - April 26thMt. Galbraith - May 3rdBarr Lake State Park - May 18thRed Rocks - May 26thThe Three Sisters - June 1stThunderhead in Steamboat Springs - June 7thFish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs - June 8thRifle Falls State Park - June 9thThe Maroon Bells - June 9thAnna at Cherry Creek State Park - June 12thLair o' the Bear - June 13thGolden Gate Canyon State Park - June 28thCastlewood Canyon State Park - August 8th14,275-foot-tall Mt. Antero - August 17thNorth Cheyenne Canon's Helen Hunt Falls - August 23rdWalker Ranch - September 14thStopping on the Continental Divide en route to Lake Dorothy - September 28thSt. Mary's Glacier - October 5thDevils Head Fire Lookout - October 26thHappy time at the end of our hike!
I’ve not been able to see Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic either of the previous two times I’ve visited the national park. The parking lot for both the boardwalk and the trail to the overlook were way too packed, and there was too much else to see and do for me to sit and wait for a spot […]
Yellowstone Grand PrismaticjasonhussongYellowstone's Grand Prismatic
My first time camping was my first time camping in Yellowstone. Well, I suppose that’s not entirely true. I did a little camping with my parents and the Boy Scouts when I was a kid, but that’s so many years ago I don’t really recall it beyond the roasted marshmallows, some swimming, and those awesome […]
yellowstone camp sitejasonhussongOur Canyon Campground site in YellowstoneCooking up a tasty stewYellowstone's Grand Prismatic from the overlook trail
We saw so much wildlife in the Tetons and Yellowstone, that my girlfriend and I started naming the animals. No, nothing like Bob or Susie. We created fun names – at least we thought so, laughing as we pointed and shouted them out throughout the trip – and a whole bunch of great memories. Here […]
Yellowstone National Park Snake River Buffalo ShakejasonhussongDeer were everywhere on a short trail at the Colter Bay in the TetonsRoad side pronghorn in the Tetons!"Twin Baby Moose!" looking as blurry and elusive as SasquatchHanging out having a nut in a tree in the Tetons"Senor Fluffy Tail" did not want his picture taken in Cascade Canyon in the TetonsBaby elk everywhere in the Tetons!Yellowstone's Baby Buffalo!Wallow-rolling Buffalo!Yellowstone's Chuck Wagon Horses"Spay Day Buffalo" at Yellowstone's Mud VolcanoElk lounging in Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot SpringsA brown...um...black bear in YellowstoneWhy'd the baby bear cub cross the road?Coyote hunting "Twin Baby Buffalo" in Yellowstone's Lamar ValleyYellowstone's Snake River Shaking Bathing BuffaloYellowstone's East Entrance MooseYellowstone's East Entrance Preening Bald Eagle
What a busy, busy year! Whew. And I'm thankful for every minute of it.
christmas 2015jasonhussongchristmas 2015.jpgSan Diego's Balboa ParkPunching buttons I probably shouldn't be touchingCrew: Scott Kelly (left), Mikhail Kornienko (right) and Gennady Padalka (middle), with me at NASA in HoustonA black bear in YellowstoneOur Canyon Campground site in YellowstoneChecking out Niagara FallsJousting at the Minnesota Renaissance FestivalA behind-the-scenes tour of FOX Studios in LA during SCBWIUniversity of Minnesota at Colorado State