The Wild Ones

The Great Outdoors

Some Zoom backgrounds are better than others, like the one of Deer Valley, Utah’s mountains just starting to show some autumnal gold that frames Natalie Orfalea during a recent call. Had I reached the perpetually youthful and outdoorsy Orfalea just a couple days earlier, it would have been the Absaroka Range along the eastern boundary of Yellowstone Park in Paradise Valley, Montana, where Orfalea has a ranch, comprising the backdrop. Let’s take our delights where we can get them! Speaking of, the Absarokas don’t just provide the original entrance to arguably the most famous national park in the world; they [...more...]

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Our Wild Neighbors Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

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Kinetic Joy: Youth in Nature Wilderness Youth Project

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