Saturday, September 18, 2021


 We're mostly booked and time is just flying by. I have mail a week old I haven't opened yet. In addition to Kate I have brought in a second person, Nate, from Salt Lake who I met at a disc tournament a few years ago. With four days to his credit he's pulling about 10 hours a day and getting a lot done. Might be a keeper.

Kobae dug a big hole in front of his house, got trapped in it, couldn't get out. fried in the sun one hot day and won't go back. I filled in the hole and escorted him over there a few times but he is not interested. Last night he slept in the laundry room which is a big improvement from his sleeping in the kitchen and everyone having to step over or around him. He doesn't even wake up.
Couple Haydukers came by carrying umbrellas from the heat.
Kobae and I should be out hiking every day but it's still real hot though about to change. One other thing, there has been a large dog staying here, Albert, and Kobae always fills he has to guard his turf so he chase Albeert whenever he can and won't leave cause he's always looking for him. He slid down the back stairs at the lodge trying to get at a dog and landed right side up. He's nuts.

The beach has finally dried and guests are spending four to six hours a day at the beach. It's a weird beach but there are hot spots in the water and cold spots. Despite it took all the dirt in my driveway to make it I got to say it's still one of the best beaches I've had.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Kobae Goes Hiking and Stuff

 It was late in the day but Kobae finally headed down the driveway and we're off to hiking.

With all the rain and flooding one of the storm sent the dead deer that's been at the bottom of the hill down the creek bed and into the river.
I told both Verizon and the distributor for Hughes Net that I couldn't be without phone service and wifi at the same time. If they don't get it together soon there will emergency situations where I can't help. Just a few days later a side by side dropped off two guys that had crashed their side by side and needed help to get to town or could they use my phone or wifi to call somebody, both of which don't exist. One guy tried to give me $100 to take him to town and when I told him I was the only one here and had check ins he screamed "I'm trapped in the desert."
Tonight, three motorcycle riders pulled up and said they had just come down Lockhart Basin and found three stranded motorcycle riders. One was three miles from The Gap and two more at the Gap where they were out of water and exhausted. One was dehydrated and not doing well. I said I'd take care of it and then realized I again had no phone service or wifi and had to drive to the north side of the property. I called San Juan County and they are sending someone down from the south end of Lockhart. A helicopter flew over a half hour later heading down toward Lockhart.
We're overwhelmed. The lodge and next door is packed. We could really use some help at least through Thanksgiving.
We get back in time for Jax to set up on the side walk and control the potential bedlam keeping all the little people where they are suppose to be to prevent fighting during the feeding town.

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Anti-Cline

 Twice in the last week rock has fallen off the Anti-Cline at the same place.

The Back Porch

 With all the wood on the back porch a beam underneath broke and we had to get all the wood off the porch as the porch bowed.

Cometh the Storm

 Nightmare with Verizon. I finally have a phone that I can call out on wifi but it's still a pretty crappy phone and I still don't have wifi at the lodge. Sending guests to either the Condo or Main House if either is vacant. Nobody is complaining of course, the houses are nice. Jax and I are over at the Condo using the wifi when the storm rolls in. We load up and head for the lodge. We're too late. When we get to the turn to the lodge it's straight up and down three foot drop off.

I've got Jax with me who will get swept away easy and I'm carrying my computer which I can't lose for all the booking contacts. We can't get across the creek bed here. There are three creeks coming into the driveway. One by hole #9 is the right side of the Anti Cline run off. The driveway itself which comes from the left side of the Anti-Cline run off. The third one comes from the bowl area where holes #11, #12, #13, and #14. They all join in the driveway.
My plan is to walk the left bank all the way back to the gate and cross the stream going into the bowl area as I have to carry the computer case on one shoulder and Jax in one arm or the other. I'm going to cross the three streams one at a time before they combine. In theory the force should be just one third as much each time.
Here's where we crossed two of the three.
After crossing the third creek we climbed the mosquito infested hill to look down and see where we'd come from.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hiking Hurrah

 Kate was driving somebody out to the other side of Hurrah so Jax and I got a chance to get a good hike in. We drove the side by side to the other side of Hurrah around 6am and hiked back.

The Ever Changing Beach

 Each time it rains, the driveway comes down the creek bed and adds to the beach as well as trees that have visited from rains in Colorado.