bishop boulders

A Look At Bishop’s Boulders

On the western limits of the Owens Valley just outside of Bishop, CA, lies a legendary geological and ecological area known as The Buttermilks. You would think that California already had as much awe-inspiring geology as it could handle, considering the state is home to Yosemite Valley, Stoney Point, Tahquitz, and other mind-bogglingly beautiful rock formations.…

leave no trace except footprints

Leave No Trace Except Footprints

Planet Earth is an amazing place, to say the least. In our search for another heavenly body that bears life and the same favorable conditions for it that we have, humanity has thus far come up short. This incredible planet has given us massive quantities of natural resources, as well as jaw-droppingly spectacular vistas and…

how was yosemite formed

How Was Yosemite Formed?

If you’ve ever been to Yosemite Valley, you’ve no doubt stood and stared in wonder at the unreal vista that greets you as you peer at the sweeping meadows and granite cliffs. There is arguably no place on the entire planet that is as perfectly picturesque, as seemingly well-composed as though it were created with…

was early earth ice cold

Was Early Earth Ice Cold?

Scientists have recently published a paper in Science Advances stating that early earth conditions may have been significantly colder than previously believed. Researchers of the earth sciences have often contended that early Earth was very hot. At the time, the first organisms developed around 3.5 billion years ago and the Earth’s oceans were thought to have been…