Nature

Distance Between Bear Eyes Outdoors is Commensurate to Size

The Further the Eyes…

Touch your eyes. Not too hard. šŸ˜› How far apart are they? There’s this principle that the space between your eyes is commensurate to the size of your body. How far apart are the eyes of a mouse? Yeah. Like really tiny ’cause they’re tiny. Right? How far apart are the eyes of an elephant? …

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Lower Michigan's National Park

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Last weekend was my first solo adventure in a long while. I headed north to lower Michigan’s national park: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It formed from legislation the year I was born, in 1970. Public land around private inholdings from Point Betsie to Leland was federally protected (click for map). And two islands. More …

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Member of Congress Justin Amash Republican Michigan at Town Hall

Liberty versus Public Lands

Today the US Senate just passed HouseĀ House Joint Resolution 44 against public lands (click here). Stellar for libertarianism. Bad for a free country. The US House of Representatives passed Resolution 44 as one of many disapproving Obama-era policies. This resolution disapproves an Interior Department rule for the BLM known as “Planning Rule 2.0.” It requires …

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Public Lands and Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

A Teddy in Washington…

All eyes are on Washington DC between Obama’s farewell and Trump’s inauguration. We went to Washington, DC in May. With only one full day to see the capital, we spent it all onĀ the National Mall. Lucked out with parking on Constitution Avenue. Circumnavigated the mile-long national park. The politics inside these offices be damned, it’s …

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Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon

Hiking Bright Angel

The Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park follows the fault down to the Colorado River and back up the other side. You can see the switchbacks from Grand Canyon Village. From the south rim, the trail descends 8 miles to the river, with a rest houseĀ at one and a half mileĀ and another at …

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Grand Canyon Wildlife

Most people go to Grand Canyon National Park to see a big hole in the ground. They’re not thinking about the wildlife associated with this amazing ecosystem. Bats, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, falcons, turkeys, ring-tailed cats, squirrels to name a few. It’s been our fortune over the years to see quite a few of the list. …

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