It was 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday in May—the
wind was biting cold and the sky a deep royal blue. All bundled up, I hoist my
heavy camera case into the truck and my husband and I head straight west out of
the small town of Meeker, Colorado. The sun wouldn’t rise until 5:50 a.m., so
we had plenty of time to get into position. But first, we had to find them.
As some confirmed night owls and insomniacs reading this may have noticed, I recently appeared on ABC TV’s Nightline.
Aside from simply showcasing my good looks (Ha!!), the story made a serious and thoughtful point.
Social media, and especially Instagram, have contributed
very significantly to over-crowding in our National Parks and other federal
lands originally set aside for their ability to help us re-connect with Nature.