When the sense of wonder found in my yard matches that found in the backcountry, I feel my heart and soul are better appreciating all things natural.
Just before Jamie shuts the car off in the parking lot I see the air temperature. 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The expected high is to be in the 40's, but that will be after we finish. I've dressed for about a mid 20's start so it seems as though I'd better generate some heat. We embark … Continue reading Staunton Jaunt
I'd never heard of a bomb cyclone. It's a new weather word to me. One week into abstaining from social media and Mother Nature assists with a blizzard. We are currently without power so fortunately our gas fireplace is keeping the living room warm at 69 degrees. I have a few isobutane canisters with a … Continue reading Bomb Cyclone
My wife Pam has an iPhone, I have an android. Apple has a built in app that tells you how much time you spend on your phone. I was really glad that my Samsung had no such device, but curiosity got the best of me and I went searching for one. Of course, it revealed … Continue reading 40 Days
Pursuing elk provides ample opportunity to reflect on more than a hunt
A short day allows me to catch up on napping, reading and reflecting on a trek almost completed.
It takes a week to cleanse my soul resulting in a carefree attitude on trail.
Another challenging day to find a resupply so as to stay on schedule to finish in three more days. The beauty of the mountain surrounds me.
The heart of the San Juans in all their glory along with meeting lots of people makes for a great day on the Colorado Trail.
I mark over 100 miles on my trek in four days. I'll take a "zero" day in Lake City and enjoy a rest.