Friday, July 29, 2011


Sadly, humans throw trash everywhere. In rivers, parks, sidewalks, city streets...even atop the Continental Divide in Colorado, where we spent some time between hikes, cleaning up litter along the roadside and tidying up around trails, camp sites and public rest areas. 

While most folks abide by the "leave no trace" philosophy, a few hold outs from the old days...way back when it was "normal" to throw trash from a moving vehicle...are still out there.

If you see one, let them know those times are way gone.

Red Indian paintbrush

Yellow mountain daisies

The elusive American pica

Liz and her dad, Mark

Mark, Liz and her mom Sheila

Kip and Liz, American Basin

Pine grosbeak

Yellow-bellied marmot