About my blog

Welcome to my trail running site. I enjoy being on the trail where I can take in nature and clear my mind. I prefer running in the mountains, but anywhere rural will do. I have completed four 100 mile trail races and many other ultramarathons. I'm a member of Team Red, White and Blue. "Enriching the lives of America's veterans."

Wildlife Gallery

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Elk (Yellowstone NP, WY)

Moose (Bighorn Mts, WY)
Momma and baby bear (Yosemite NP, CA)
Big Horn Sheep (Zion NP, UT)

Bighorn Sheep (Wheeler Peak Wilderness, NM)

Bison (Yellowstone NP, WY)

Collared Peccary, aka javelina (Big Bend NP, TX)

Peccary, W. Texas
Yellow-Bellied Marmot (Wheeler Peak Wilderness, NM)
Chipmunk (Wheeler Peak Wilderness, NM)
Baby Fox (Indian River Co, FL)
Coyote (W. Texas)

Grey Fox, (El Paso, TX)
Red Fox (Grand Tetons N.P., WY)

White Tailed Deer (Virginia)
Mule Deer Lincoln Nat. Forest, NM
Manatee (Sebastian Inlet, FL)
 Snowy Egret Catching a Fish (Sebastian, FL)
Great White Egret (Indian River, FL)
Woodstorks (Sebastian Inlet SP, FL)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (San Antonio River)
Black-necked Stilt (W. Texas Rio Grande)
Glossy Ibis (W. Texas Rio Grande)
Neotropic Cormorant (San Antonio River)
Sandhill Crane (Indian River Co. FL)

Black Bellied Whistling Duck, (San Antonio, TX)
Hawk (Franklin Mts SP, TX)
Turkey (Palo Duro Canyon S. P., TX)
Turkey Vulture (El Paso, TX)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Franklin Mts S.P., TX)
Black-throated sparrow (Franklin Mts S.P., TX)
Brown-headed cowbirds (Yellowstone NP, WY)
Western Tanager bathing in a hot spring (Yellowstone NP, WY)
Wild Turkeys (Indian River Co. FL)
Common Raven (Mesa Verde N.P. CO)
Vermilion Flycatcher (W. TX)
Eastern Bluebird (Yorktown Battlefield NP, VA)
Mountain Bluebirds (Yellowstone NP, WY)
Scott's Oriole (Kilbourne Hole, NM)
Greater Roadrunner (Franklin Mts, TX)

Greater roadrunner (W. Texas)

Ladder-backed woodpecker (West TX)
Common Nighthawk (Tonuco Mt, NM)
Lesser Goldfinch (Franklin Mts, TX)
Mountain Bluebird (Mesa Verde N.P. CO)
Blue Grosbeak (W. Texas)
Hooded Oriole (El Paso, TX)
Acorn woodpecker (Lincoln Nat. Forest, NM)
A woodpecker "granary" 
Steller's Jay (Lincoln N. F., NM)
Pyrrhuloxia (W. Texas)
Spotted Towhee (Franklin Mts, TX)
Wild Parrots, El Paso, TX
Rock Wren (Franklin Mts, TX)
Burrowing Owl (Rio Bosque-El Paso, TX)
American Kestrel (El Paso, TX)
Gambel's Quail (El Paso, TX)

Swallows (El Paso, TX)

Dusky Grouse (Bighorn Mts, WY)

Western Diamondback Rattle Snake (W. TX)

Rattlesnake (Franklin Mts, TX)
King Snake (W. TX)

Patchnose Snake
See the patch on his nose?

Gopher Snake (Mt Cristo Rey, El Paso, TX)
Texas Horned Lizards can squirt blood out of their eyes. Really!

Collard Lizard (Franklin Mts SP, TX)
Earless lizards (Franklin Mts, TX)

Tree Lizard (Baylor Pass, NM)

Whiptail (Franklin Mts, TX)
Gopher Tortoise (Indian River Co. FL)
Garden Snail. Maddie has a pet named Slimey McSlimerson.
I ran faster than this guy in McAllister Park (San Antonio, TX)
Tree Frog (Indian River Co. FL)

Scorpion (Franklin Mts SP)

Velvet Mite (Franklin Mts S. P.)

Convergent ladybug beetles (N. Franklin Peak)

Tarantula (W. TX)

Tarantula Hawk Wasp dragging her paralyzed prey
Wolf Spider

Walking Stick (West TX)