1. Alerce trees: witnessing one of the oldest- known living organisms on planet earth….

    January 29, 2012 by MAX

    3200-3500 yr old specimen, incredible!

    Slow growing, and resilient

    What an incredible environment- coastal temp. rainforests of Southern Chile!

  2. Welcoming in a new year, snow free!

    January 1, 2012 by MAX

    Happy New Year! and with the absence of winter thus far, who can complain? 🙂 Can you remember a snow free December? Ever?

    Even the streams and canyons are ice free!

    IF we do get in on some arctic air, it could spell trouble if there is little or no snow cover, only time will tell! It’s a jolly good time to get in a hike at Starved Rock, and a cold brew afterwards in nearby Utica!