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White Water Fling

Margaret A. sent this story: It was the summer of 1996 when I decided to go white water rafting in the Grand Canyon, at the age of 44.  I knew it was the thing to do the moment a line from the movie Grand Canyon popped into my mind: talking to Kevin Klein, Danny...

Monet in the Mountains

James B. shared this image: On Labor Day weekend (2001) in Colorado, my daughter and I drove up to the summit of Mt. Evans. At over 14,000 feet the summit is well above the tree line so there are only low growth plants covering the mountainside.  Our timing was...

Snow Surprise!

Terry H. shared this story: We lived in Anchorage when I was a 10 year-old boy while my dad was stationed at Elmendorf AFB.  That winter Anchorage got 132 inches of snow. People were digging tunnels from their front door to the street. After one snowstorm when the...

Life-Long Hunting

Laine H. tells this story: When I was a kid of about 12 or 13, my family and I lived in rural north Alabama. We had about 3 acres surrounded by fields and second growth scrub forest—great for us boys to run around exploring in. I had lobbied for a rifle to learn to...