Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

While firewood gathering...

...we paused to observe a Great Grey... Awesome!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Season is nearly here!

or maybe it is already....

Friday, October 19, 2012

Summer turns to Autumn....

Yep. That means firewood. And lots of it...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SE Idaho/ W Wyoming.... July 2012

Early morning - Wyoming bottom side of the Teton Pass.


Some fine weather for some fine driving....Teton Pass here we come!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer 2012 - so far....

I hate (yes...hate) summer ........ been a hot one!
Can't stop it have to make the most of it..while waiting for cooler weather and white stuff to start falling....

Turner and I up on the Sidewinder trail - Stinking Springs.. peddled my ass off....

 That guy snowboards??

Debbie on the Palisades Lakes hike.... Long way..... Good Times.

Nice and cool....

Tate and Debbie.....Water please!

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 10, 2012

Little Kelly to the top of Buckskin Morgan.... pushed the bike a fair way up this little nasty canyon. Fell in the creek, got my boot wet. 1st thing. Great.

Lots of cows and cow shit in the 1st cou[ple of miles in but then they thin out and not too many pies to dodge.... The view isn't bad once you make the top, and the riding isn't terribly strenuous, especially for a guy like me.

Check out the scenery!

Buckskin Morgan Ridge

Swan Valley


Turkey Vulture

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lost River Trip

Well shit.... I have been feeling so good hat I thought I would head to the high country, the Lost River Range. Awesome lonely country. I know it well, having summited a dozen or more of the range's highest peaks. I drove up last night, slept in the Subaru, and froze my ass off. Got up early, gathered my board and shit and headed up. About an hour into it, I start to feel sick. Dizzy sick. I have been taking it real easy, but the terrain is steep. Have I been overdoing it? Didn't think so. My hands are also cold as shit. It gets so bad I have to sit down. Damn. I feel better sitting, and rest for a few minutes. I stand up and damn near pass out. Shit.

I sit down again, and now I am worried. Holy hell, I can't even stand up. I sit there for another few minutes and try it again. Blackness starts to creep in on the edges of my sight. &$! I sit again to avoid tumbling down the slope. Now I am seriously worried. What the fuck am I going to do now? My wife knows where I am, and I think about digging out the cell phone. I don't do it though.

Another 15 minutes go by. Wild thoughts go through my mind. Thoughts of sliding down the mountain on my ass and crawling to my car. That is going to suck. I will have to leave my split on the side of the slope and try to get back to my car. No. I am not leaving it. I don't know why not, but it was what it was.

45 minutes have gone by and I steel myself and stand very slowly. Still very dizzy, but I remain standing. 5 more minutes and I swing the pack over my shoulder, hitting my left hand with the edge of my board. Blood frikin' everywhere, and it won't stop. Not a large cut, but my blood thinners keep it from clotting. My hand is red and blood is dripping from my fingers... but I am standing and I have my pack on.

Down I go, very slowly and carefully. Takes about an hour to return to the car. My hands are still painfully cold. Even with quality mittens on.

I get loaded and head down the road with the heater on high. My hands just scream with pain as they warm up. Shit.

I did stop to snap off a few shots, so that the entire trip was not wasted.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Big Sky - April 8, 2012

Thanks David! You da man!

Awesome day at Big Sky yesterday...Easter Sunday. Hardly a soul ventured out on this nice sunny day. Got my quota of vitamin D !



Dang, what a nice day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Targhee - March 2012

A couple of Dave Bramwell

Dean Lords

Mike Lanier