• Enclosure

      Late in the afternoon of the day before the final day of elk season I parked the truck and trailer above Blue Jay Creek north of Krall’s ranch and rode into the mountains against a cold wind and the lowering sun. In spite of having been kicked on the cannon bone in her off… Read More

  • Work Suspended

    (Author’s Note: In Wyoming We Eat Elk for Thanksgiving Dinner) If compensation is possible for a summer so brief that the growing sea­son is limited to 55 days at best it’s the most beautiful Indian summer on earth, climaxed by elk season in the last two weeks of October. While friends of mine, here and… Read More

  • The Great Portcullis

      In the third week of August someone pushes the button and brings sum­mer to an end in the Mountain West, though beautiful weather and Indian summer lie ahead. Typically, the change comes with the dis­charge of a powerful thunder cell, seemingly no different from any other electrical storm but collapsing into a gray leaden… Read More