For now, visit Pied Type

Pending further development, Everwild lives on another website

Sunset over the Indian Peaks Wilderness as seen from Nederland webcam. Yes, the sky really looked like this.

Until Everwild can be more fully developed, all posts about Rocky Mountain National Park and vicinity will appear on my primary blog, Pied Type. I refer you particularly to My favorite webcams: Estes Park, Rocky Mountain NP, Pikes Peak, Denver/Boulder. Or, more generally, see the Green category.

Have a lanche

Colorado has been experiencing an epic avalanche season

It seems logical that if any of the lower 48 states were to have avalanches, it would be Colorado. But a report yesterday that the state has seen at least 348 of them since the first of March (one week) made my jaw drop. I’ve lived here for almost 15 years and don’t remember many winters when avalanches were even mentioned. The number undoubtedly includes smaller ones in the back country that wouldn’t normally be newsworthy … but 348 in seven days!?

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports that over the last six November-May avalanche seasons, the state has averaged 2,133 per season. This season, with 2 1/2 months to go, there have already been 1,800.

March 3, 2019
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No golfing today in Estes Park

Elk rule in Colorado

(Photo: Rachel Clark)

This was the scene on the Estes Park, Colo., golf course today, but I don’t see many golfers. Apparently playing through was not an option.

Fall is the rutting season for elk, and every year they gather like this in and around Estes Park. It’s a big tourist draw. But for golfers … not so much.

Meanwhile, 75 miles to the south in Evergreen, Colo., a couple of bulls decided to settle their differences in the middle of town. You can hear the bugling and clash of antlers: