Yellowstone Wildlife

The photo above sums it up! Wow. The more we drive through Yellowstone National Park, the more incredible encounters we have. This place is one giant zoo without fencing. Our first day in the park, we were calling out wildlife spottings with all the ferocity of a...

Bear Country USA

There is something both magical and terrifying about grizzly bears to me. In fact, if I could choose any one particular gruesome death-by-animal, it would definitely be a grizzly. Sure, there are a few other animals that can hold their own against a squishy-fleshed...

Holy Crap – My First Bear Encounter!

I had my first up-close-and-personal brown bear encounter in Alaska! My Alaskan friend, Skip, my father, and I had floated down the amazing Russian River for two days into middle-of-nowhere Alaska. The remote lake was only accessible via float plane or two-day canoe...

Hiking the Eagle River, Alaska

I’m not sure which of us first saw the giant brown shape on the trail just up ahead, but we both gasped in horror… My friend Jessica and I had just walked maybe a mile or two through the woods along a trail in the Eagle River Nature Sanctuary, just 30...