Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kobae Makes a Mistake

It's raining, as usual, when Kobae decides to go hiking. Part way towards Hurrah Pass the rain lets up, a bit of sun comes out, Kobae takes a break. Kobae finds shade for him and Tom finds a nice large rock to take his pack and canteens off, read some, and get a little shut eye. After a few hours Kobae heads off over a ridge. As Tom is putting his canteens back on and getting his pack together he hears boulders rolling down into the dry creek bed behind him. Tom comes over the ridge but doesn't see Kobae and then realizes he is there but didn't recognize him as he had slid to the bottom and is upside down.
In seven years out here of hiking with Kobae Tom has seen him do incredible climbs and downhills in places where Tom was hanging on my his fingernails but not today. Tom gets him turned back over. Kobae heads right off hiking like nothing happened and again takes a break.
The rain picks up again and it's time to get out of the creek bed and return to the lodge. One near miss is enough for this day. Kobae seems fine and Tom saw no issues on the 1.5 mile hike back to the lodge.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

What Kobae Likes Most

Long day for Groucho and Harpo.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Amasa Back Petroglyphs

Evelyn says many years ago she was hiking on Amasa Back and found some petroglyphs. Tom has been on Amasa Back many times and never run across petroglyphs. Evelyn, Linny, and Tom spend Friday searching Amasa Back and find not only Petroglyphs but also a False Kiva.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Day of Petroglyphs

Evelyn, Linny, and Tom spend the day exploring for petroglyphs.


Little Up has mouth wings, or unhappy ending for a moth?

Breakfast At Tiffany's

The Stairs (Game Changer)

On the advice of our friend Patrick we bought a GoPro. Pretty incredible. Takes a genius to figure it all out but I have Linny so we're all good. Linny and Tom play on the "Stairs".

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Team Lydia

Team Lydia, most of who hiked all the way to the top and Remembrance flags and thoughts about those who have passed in the fight with cancer.

Lydia Doepner by Dave Doepner

Linny's grandma passed in May. This is Linny's grandpa speaking of the journey.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Survivors at the Summit

Linny and Tom join Linny's family at Snowbird for a benefit for the Cancer Wellness Center. Part of the fundraiser includes a hike to the top of 11,000 foot Hidden Peak.

Sunset from the Portal

Linny (Courtesy Max and Albert)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's

In the first video, White-tailed Antelope squirrel, male House Finch (red), female House Finches, and Colorado Chipmunk. In the second video a Rock squirrel is filling his/her cheeks as fast as possible while a male House Finch has trouble staying awake. The third video is a now disgustingly cheek bloated Rock squirrel. The critter make up of Tiffany's has changed so much over the last two years from domination by Juncos and then White Crowned Sparrows, both of who have virtually disappeared, then to White-tailed Antelope squirrels of which there are more Colorado Chipmunks now.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Journey Home


The Geocache on top of Hurrah according to the logs is missing and a search by Bradley and Chris was unable to locate it. Today Linny and Tom have come to replace it.

Trials Biking Hurrah


Linny and Tom kayak the river and then Linny becomes the first to kayak up the driveway.