Our Pati

8 01 2019

Seneca; Temple Butte and McKenna Peak

Check out this wonderful article in the Telluride Daily Planet by writer Katie Klingsporn:


In the photo above, Temple Butte is the prominent promontory behind snow-covered McKenna Peak (shaped like a pyramid).

Seneca is the lovely mustang, walking through her lovely, winter-white-coated world.

Thanks so much to all who contributed to the success of our application to name Temple Butte in honor of Pati (and David) Temple. It’s the least we could do to honor a woman who did so much for the wild she knew and loved.


Blue and grey and white

11 12 2018

Comanche, Aurora and Terra; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

The snow has soaked in by now, leaving the ground once again brown. But by the mud that came later, moisture was enjoyed. 🙂

Drama girl

8 12 2018

Tesora; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

It looks like our snow chances have passed by, but there’s still snow on the ground in many places, so that moisture is still soaking in. We’ll take what we can get!

Beauty wrapped in white

7 12 2018

Terra; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Fortunately for the sake of this photo, a horse was behind Terra, and when she looked around at him, she paused to look at me as she turned back to her grazing. And shazam: Terra and the icons of Spring Creek Basin.

Glorious. 🙂

It’s beginning to look like …

5 12 2018

Hollywood; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

… a little drought relief. 🙂


1 12 2018

Storm; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Storm trudges after his band. Look at those ears. 🙂 He was very happy grazing where he was, thank you very much. But the girls decided it was time for the evening drink, and where the girls go, Storm is obliged to follow!

Shadow between the peaks

27 11 2018

Shadow; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Another bluebird day with just a little Shadow on the land. 🙂