Maps of Cloud Peak
and Rock Creek Wilderness Study Area
There are currently (November 2017) over
30 maps made specially for this website. Most emphasize
the physical relief properties of the area. Those include
land management, forested areas, annual precipitation,
snow depth, seasonally closed roads (2011, a high snow year), cell
coverage, topo quadrangles, etc.
There are also links to each USGS topo of the area and to the Trails Illustrated, National Forest, and Google GIS interactive map sites.
For accuracy, the maps here are created from the US National Map and other sources in the public domain. Labeling details have been added by the mapmaker. Go to Maps Pages.
Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains
Here are linked the natural histories and
species profiles of hundreds of mammals, birds, and fish. While many
sources will include family, genus, and species, these links
follow the taxonomic arrangement of each species for easy
placement of a species within the entire taxonomic structure.
If you've ever wondered how closely wolverines might be related to bears, pronghorns related to bighorn sheep, sage grouse to domestic chickens, and so on, the details are linked here.
Special topics in wildlife include discussions of the some controversial wildlife issues of the Rocky Mountains -- including mountain lions, wolves and moose populations. Go to Wildlife Pages.
Areas Currently Under Construction
Currently (November 2017) work is being done, as my limited time permits, to complete the section on Navigation by Astronomy. This and many other sections were included in a previous rendition of this website until the hosting server abruptly closed. After years of neglect, I'm working to bring those sections back with new illustrations and updated CSS and HTML. The process is slow but many folks have urged me to return to this material. So with available time, such as it is, I'm enjoying once again revisiting so many topics that I've spent much of my life exploring.Copyright 2017 Travis N. Wood