A Splash of Color

Jax Menez Atwell

If your path is dull then change it. If your tired of where you are in life then do something about it.  If you always do it one way then try the other.  What do you have to lose?

Recently, I had the wonderful experience of traveling through a portion of Southern Utah and into a section of Northern Arizona I had never experienced.  I had grown tired of my normal path to get to my stomping grounds up north and decided to make quick, last second change.

My little adventure started out, at first, looking for California Condors.  The California Condor is an amazing species.  I won’t bore you with all the details but when this majestic bird is high in the air its incredible wing span will leave you in awe.  This amazing bird was released in this area in the mid 1990’s in an attempt to…

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Running Eagle Falls

Jax Menez Atwell

On a recent excursion with my sons to Glacier National Park we came across Running Eagle Falls.  Before venturing off into nature I read up on why this area was named Running Eagle Falls.  Turns out that a beautiful Blackfeet native woman became an incredible warrior.  Her beauty and stubbornness were unparalleled.  My interest was peaked for sure.

Turns out Running Eagle was originally named “Otaki” and was from the Alberta, Canada area.  She was a Piegan Tribe of the Blackfeet Nation.  She gained her new name after saving her father and later joining a raid to win back stolen horses from a warring tribe.  After that she turns out to be an amazing warrior and leader.  Her beauty was also considered unparalleled. Her name was well known and well respected even amongst her enemies.  She was killed in battle sometime after 1878 by Flathead warriors.  Out of respect…

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