Frank Bainbridge

Frank Bainbridge (@frankbainbridge_56)

Bio:Master Naturalist/Former Hydraulic Systems Designer

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3 Little Sippers, no less wondrous than the grandeur of the Colorado landscape, for they are the finer details on this canvas of life.

3 Little Sippers, no less wondrous than the grandeur of the Colorado landscape, for they are the finer details on this canvas of life.

The westward view from the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass (11,312 ft) shows a long spine of snow-capped mountains on the distant horizon.

The westward view from the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass (11,312 ft) shows a long spine of snow-capped mountains on the distant horizon.

America's Highest Zip Line...and the 1200 ft drop to the Arkansas River below. Dyk falling that distance would take about 10 seconds? That would be a terribly long time to consider what went wrong...while uselessly screaming and flailing at the rushing air.

America's Highest Zip Line...and the 1200 ft drop to the Arkansas River below. Dyk falling that distance would take about 10 seconds? That would be a terribly long time to consider what went wrong...while uselessly screaming and flailing at the rushing air.

The Colorado landscape never gets old...

The Colorado landscape never gets old...

Genius or Madman? This castle started as a cabin deep in the forest outside Pueblo, CO, but became one man's lifelong obsession, continuing to this day.

Genius or Madman? This castle started as a cabin deep in the forest outside Pueblo, CO, but became one man's lifelong obsession, continuing to this day.

On Top of the World! (14,000+ ft) 
The western view from America's Mountain, Pikes Peak, reveals a vast high plateau leading to a spine of snow-capped mountains on the horizon.

On Top of the World! (14,000+ ft) The western view from America's Mountain, Pikes Peak, reveals a vast high plateau leading to a spine of snow-capped mountains on the horizon.

The Birds! Every evening there's a feast above the Arkansas River around sunset. Shout out to the birds for not bombarding us, as we were not shat upon. 👍

The Birds! Every evening there's a feast above the Arkansas River around sunset. Shout out to the birds for not bombarding us, as we were not shat upon. 👍

Why women need (large) pocketbooks...and chiropractors.

Why women need (large) pocketbooks...and chiropractors.

Riding the Edge -- Driving down America's Mountain from well above the tree line, sans guard rails...with a nail in the right front tire, which we were blissfully unaware of at the time.

Riding the Edge -- Driving down America's Mountain from well above the tree line, sans guard rails...with a nail in the right front tire, which we were blissfully unaware of at the time.

Garden of the Gods is an enormous rock garden. This is a picture to show scale. Humans are but insects here.

Garden of the Gods is an enormous rock garden. This is a picture to show scale. Humans are but insects here.

Sand sledding! My wife's 1st run. The downhill part is awesome. The uphill hike back (@ 8,000 ft elevation), not so much. 😁

Sand sledding! My wife's 1st run. The downhill part is awesome. The uphill hike back (@ 8,000 ft elevation), not so much. 😁

Supergirl saves the day! This is Rattlesnake Rock -- Look closely and you'll see that the top is broken, ready to crash, but for the super human efforts of a girl...

Supergirl saves the day! This is Rattlesnake Rock -- Look closely and you'll see that the top is broken, ready to crash, but for the super human efforts of a girl...

Meanwhile, back in Florida it's a jungle out there.

Meanwhile, back in Florida it's a jungle out there.

Red Rock Canyon is beautiful. And free! We were fortunate to have excellent weather, too.

Red Rock Canyon is beautiful. And free! We were fortunate to have excellent weather, too.

A couple of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep posing for a couple of humans...

A couple of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep posing for a couple of humans...

What a spectacular phenomenon -- 30 square miles of America's highest sand dunes with a backdrop of 14,000 ft peaks! And ice cold Medano Creek!

What a spectacular phenomenon -- 30 square miles of America's highest sand dunes with a backdrop of 14,000 ft peaks! And ice cold Medano Creek!

Web worms, web worms, squiggly-wiggly web worms...

Web worms, web worms, squiggly-wiggly web worms...

America's most whitewater-rafted river, the Arkansas, in a hurry to hook up with the mighty Mississippi River, is at flood stage. Much of the Riverwalk is under water.

America's most whitewater-rafted river, the Arkansas, in a hurry to hook up with the mighty Mississippi River, is at flood stage. Much of the Riverwalk is under water.

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