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August 29, 2019

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

The twisted features, well-weathered bark, and stunted height of the bristlecone

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August 16, 2019

The Ring-tailed Cat

The ringtail cat (Bassariscus astutus) is a small, elusive member of the raccoon

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August 9, 2019

Joshua Tree National Park

Nicknamed “J-Tree” by locals, Joshua Tree National Park sits at the crossroads

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August 1, 2019

The Mesquite

Well known for being a sought after flavor in high-end restaurants and barbecue pits

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July 10, 2019

The Moose

The moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the deer family, standing up to

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June 27, 2019

Bear-Proofing for the Backcountry

Danger Ranger Bear here. I wanted to spend a few minutes sharing some thoughts with

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June 20, 2019

Western Poison Oak

“Leaves of three, leave it be…”, is a commonly recited rhyme to warn campers

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June 6, 2019

The Banana Slug

The Banana Slug (Ariolimax californicus), named after the fruit it so closely

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May 23, 2019

The Cholla Cactus

The Cholla cactus is a dastardly plant that thrives in deserts across North America.

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May 9, 2019

The Mountain Lion

The Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), also known as the cougar, puma, or panther, lives

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