Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday




Kobae spends three days hiking Tierrasanta.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tierrasanta





Kobae spends five hours walking Tierrasanta today. Making new friends and seeing old friends. Strolling the streets, canyons, and front yards, while checking out Halloween decorations.

Moving Day




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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Last Day






Kobae's last day at Base Camp begins as most do, charging his solar operating system in the sun of the front porch. Seemingly knowing it's his last day to hike this incredible landscape until next year, he makes a full day of it. Through the creek bed behind the lodge. Then he picks up the prints and smell of the Big Horn herd Tom saw with friends while hiking Skinny People on Saturday and faced with a choice for a nice trail either right or left he pushes through the thick bush in the middle. The day ends as it began with one final charge as the sun hits him from his left, reflects off the wood in front of him and the black mat heats him from below. Kobae knows well the warmest spot on the porch. Not his first time.

Stairway



The always entertaining Stairway to Heaven.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Skinny People



Most who get to experience hiking through the Land of the Skinny People, in addition to the challenge, are admiring the amazing views or searching for the best spot to get a picture. Now and then, there are a few, content to find their own way, in the never ending, eternal search, for the sun.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Good Night From the Canyonlands




Wedventure Event

Minette rides in on her unicycle as friends and relatives watch, Andy on his. Vows are exchanged. The unicycles become tandem.

Wedventure






Kobae gets lots of attention at Minette and Andy's Wedventure and everybody dresses up.

Hurrah in the Dark

Jodie and Kylie, Amy and Boston, Tom and Linny, travel from Hurrah to Base Camp.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Guest



When the Side Blotch and Fence lizards are together, high on the wall, and looking down, then there is an unwelcome visitor on the porch.

Three Days Later......Repeat

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Then The Trip Back Across the River

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Then Tom or Tory (Catman) Gets You in the Canoe

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First You Fly In

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kobae: What He Enjoys Most 1

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The Step

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The Wedding


Above Base Camp, on the cliffs overlooking the Colorado River, on unicycles, Minette and Andy say "I do". The unicycles are exchanged for a tandem bike which Minette and Andy use to return to Base Camp and the triumphant celebration of family and friends.

Evening

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Clean Up




Percy, tube worm or muscle, take your pick of geologists, takes a beating from the storm. Water bottles and containers are sent flying from the porch to the garage and for the second time, the telescope with stand weighing over 100 pounds is toppled. This time it didn't just blow over, it was centered in the middle of the rocks. It appears to have been lifted completely off the ground.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Hike

Tom could see the thunderheads gathering. He knew the storm was out there, but where, but when? After getting buried two days in a row, time to head for the lodge. As Kobae and Tom hike up the driveway to Base Camp, Tom can hear the wind coming a short distance out. Going to be a close one and from the sound of a thousand train engines coming for them, a bad one, again.
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Tuesday Hike




For the second day in a row, Kobae and Tom are unable to return to the lodge before the storm hits. After a severe temperature drop, Tom covers Kobae up, hikes back to the lodge, retrieves the truck, and returns for Kobae.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010