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“At the turn of the 20th century, members of the wildlife conservation group, Boone and Crockett Club, had determined that extinction of the pronghorn was more of a probability than a possibility…The protection of habitat and hunting restrictions have allowed pronghorn numbers to recover to an estimated population between 500,000 and 1,000,000″

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I Need My Photography Fix!

After spending several days skiing, while Tom, Kelli & Mitchell snowboarded, I decided that I wanted to have a break.  I dropped them off at Powder Mountain near Ogden and started my way to Antelope Island State Park.   484 more words

A Good Narrative about the American Cheetah (Miracinonyx trumani) may be Ruined but maybe not

The close physical similarity between the extinct cheetah (Miracinonyx trumani) of Pleistocene North America, and the still extant cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and Asia caused confusion among paleontologists.  679 more words

A Rocky Start--Chapter One, Continued

Mary Snyder, Amber’s mom, called to her from the sliding glass door. “Oh, Amber, you’re doing such a nice job. Why don’t you quit now and wash your hands? 1,094 more words


Snowy Owl Delight or It's long way to Langham

There are always more than one way to look at things.  Let’s use a 670 km drive as an example.  It is a long way to drive on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.   501 more words


Easter picnic ride 2015

The weather this past week was more than cooperative for what has become our traditional Easter Sunday training ride.

Our 45-mile out-and-back ride to Lyman, Nebraska, on the state line with Wyoming, started out with temps in the upper 50s with a rare tailwind out of the east and ended with temps in the low 70s, and a tailwind from the west. 427 more words


The Pronghorn Antelope

One of my favorite mammals, the pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) is a magnificent creature. They are the fastest of all land mammals in North America, typically reaching top speeds of up to 60 mph over shorter distances and are capable of sustaining speeds of 30-40 mph over longer distances. 300 more words