Independence Creek Preserve, Texas

Independence Creek Preserve, where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the Edwards Plateau and the Tamauplipan Thornscrub.  The Nature Conservancy purchased the first parts of Independence Creek Preserve in 1991 and made the larger purchase of 19,740 acres in 2000 and 2001.   More info about the preserve: Texas Pecos Trail Independence Creek contributes 27 million gallons of... Continue Reading →

Nepal Facts: Sherpas

Nepal is about the same size as Iowa. There are 92 different languages spoken and 102 different caste and ethnic groups.  This includes the ethnic group called "Sherpas". Many of you may recognize the word "Sherpa" as most Americans now use this word to describe the guides or porters that carry extra equipment or luggage... Continue Reading →

Nepal Facts_Climate

I will be in Kathmandu a week from now. I thought I would share a few facts about Nepal over the next week.  One of the first questions that I have been asked is "How cold will it be?". Nepal has 5 seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring and has five climatic zones.  I... Continue Reading →

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