Thursday, July 23, 2009

SWITCHBACKS

Seventeen miles of Jeep trail to get to Ossier station. If we get there before the trains, we get to be first in the chow line ! He, he, now, that's my kind of a deal !
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From this location to the bottom, then ford a river. Yep a 4x4 fun thing. We were first in the chow line, but it was a close thing. We could hear the train whistle in the distance.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HAIL

videoHail at 10K elevation is sometimes hard and sometimes soft. This day, in the middle of July, it was hard. I put Betty's dish pan over my head and went outside to shoot some video. Here is another look after the hail stopped:
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Visit


Campers stop in for a visit

Saturday, July 11, 2009

COOKIN'

Cooking at 10 K elevation poses some challenges. Betty has had to experiment a bit.
Less baking soda. More flour. An extra egg, and so on and so forth.
But where there is a will there is a way. We had spaghetti the other day and she had to boil the noodles un till they would have been soup at a lower altitude.
This fine meal of cornbread, turnips, squash, purple hull peas and pork chops, sure helps to keep mountain folks a' goin' !

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SCAT











Scat, Tracks, Trash and Bears, it's a 10K elevation thing !

Monday, July 6, 2009

HIDEOUT

Trout Hideout Video:
videoCoordinates of the Trout Hideout: 37*04.271 North 106*29.236 West Here is a look from the bluff that Betty was standing on, it gives a better look at the river where it under cuts the bluff, making a cool trout hideout:
videoLocated in the edge of the South San Juan Wilderness area of the Rio Grande National Forest. Here is a good test for your GPS mapping system, put the coords in and see if you can locate a road to get you there. Most map programs will give you a blank space with no roads any where near by. Can you just hear them Trout calling to you ?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SOUVINEERS

At 0130 hours, I wasn't thinking about souvineers. As I stood there in my Hanes and hiking boots, outside the Oliver with a flashlight in my hand. The racket had told me that the bear that we had seen earlier that evening had returned. Because it was late and dark, and because I wanted to get outside as soon as possible to minimize the damage that the bear could cause, I slipped out of bed and put only my boots on. He, he, now don't ya' be a dwellin' on that thought for very long. Brain damage could occour.
The bear had torn a hole in the screen house over the picnic table and was leaning halfway through it when the million candle power light hit him as I came around the corner.
I am sure that the super bright light was quite a shock to him at such a close range. We were both shocked, for he was much bigger than I expected. He had both front paws on the picnic table, shopping for something to eat. When the light hit him he wheeled around nearly taking the screen house down.
Here is what he looked like just before dark that evening as he prowled a neighbors campsite.


Betty viewed the damage to her screen house and said, " it has been such a good one, what will we do now ?"
My response was, who else at Lake greeson can say that they have a Rocky Mountain Black Bear's autograph on their screen house ?" We will simply patch it because the Summer ain't over yet and that bear is still out there.
Here is a look at the screen house:


We may have a souvineer of this Summers workcamper job, if, that is, the bear doesn't finish off the screen house !

Thursday, July 2, 2009

TYPE



There are four types of Trout in Trujillo Reservoir and the Rio De Los Pinos. Brown, Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout.
It is Thursday, and the buildup for the Fourth of July Holliday has began. Though it is just after mid week, the campground is over half full. Trout for lunch seems to be in order !