Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

Greyrock Mountain, Colorado

It was supposed to be a very windy but sunny day today in the foothills west of Fort Collins. But late this morning, we hiked the eight mile Greyrock Mountain loop, with dark clouds literally swirling overhead. It made for a very beautiful sky.

Anticipating possible rain on the short hike today, I resurrected my old Canon Digital Rebel XTi, which got soaked in a torrential downpour at Congaree National Park in South Carolina two years ago. It gathers dust on a shelf in my closet, only partly functional after being fried in the storm. It's functional enough to for the occasional hike, making for a great backup camera when hauling really good equipment into the woods doesn't make sense.