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Photos: Washington

USA | Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Little Big Horn Battlefield

USA | Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Views [166]

“WHERE DID ALL THESE FREAKING INDIANS COME FROM,” were probably not Custer’s last words, but I’ll wager the question was on his mind.  And “General” George Armstrong Custer wasn’t really a general —... Read more >


Cowboys

USA | Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Views [187]

THEY’RE STILL RIDIN’ AND ROPIN’ IN MONTANA, especially at Deer Lodge.  We just happened upon a calf branding at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, a short walk from our campground.  The Ranch was owned by Conrad ... Read more >


McCall and Kamiah

USA | Sunday, 9 Jul 2017 | Views [77]

THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT MCCALL IDAHO that touched me when we passed through this small town on a beautiful lake in the Payette National Forest back in ’03, something that made me want to return.  So we did.      ... Read more >


Idaho: More Than Potatoes

USA | Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017 | Views [228]

DESPITE THE “FAMOUS POTATOES” SLOGAN on the license plates, Idaho is known as the Gem State.  There are plenty of potatoes, to be sure, plus wheat, alfalfa, soybeans and more.  But you don’t have to be one of Van Gogh’... Read more >


Wyoming — Just Passing Through

USA | Friday, 30 Jun 2017 | Views [213]

IF WE HADN’T NOTICED THE SIGN, we wouldn’t have know we had entered Wyoming — there just isn’t much to distinguish it from northern Colorado, just a few more pronghorns.  And Rawlins, where we spent the night doesn’... Read more >


Photos: Wyoming, Idaho and Montana

USA | Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Friends and Family

USA | Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | Views [119]

ROYAL GORGE AND ITS FAMOUS BRIDGE are mainstays of the tourist trade in Colorado.  We had seen the bridge only from below as we rafted the Class IV rapids through the Gorge so we were immediately onboard when Tim and Candice invited us on a birding ... Read more >


Pikes Peak Or Bust

USA | Monday, 15 May 2017 | Views [84]

LIKE THE BIRDS WE ARE SO FOND OF, now that we’re back from Cameroon, it’s once again time for our migration North.  Unlike the birds we have no driving force to mate, nor will food be an issue.  We have the luxury of taking it ... Read more >


Photos: The Road to Colorado

USA | Tuesday, 2 May 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Cameroon: Campo Ma'an National Park

CAMEROON | Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 | Views [152]

AS THE SECOND PART OF THE TRIP (Rainforest and Rockfowl) started, things unraveled even more.  Both Heinz and I had some sort of virus.  I could — and did — remain behind and rest up but Heinz had to soldier on.  Roger, from ... Read more >


Cameroon: Benoue and Waza National Parks

CAMEROON | Monday, 10 Apr 2017 | Views [164]

WE BEGAN TO WONDER HOW MUCH THOUGHT RockJumper put into this trip.  It’s been four years since Rock Jumper offered a trip to Cameroon — and the years haven’t been good ones for Cameroon.  The French and English factions can’... Read more >


Photos: Cameroon Birds

CAMEROON | Wednesday, 5 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Cameroon: Plan B Already!

CAMEROON | Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017 | Views [104]

OUR SOUTH AFRICAN GUIDES, David and Heinz, arrived yesterday afternoon along with Tom from San Jose, Marga from the Canary Islands, Quebecois Jean and Linda, and Johannes from Berlin.  We spent some time birding around the hotel before our get ... Read more >


Photos: Cameroon

CAMEROON | Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery


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