Friday, May 30, 2008

From Up On Top

Toward the Catacombs and Chicken Corner

All within a few minutes of each other.

You can always click on the picture to enlarge it.

Anti Cline

Sometimes people set on the front porch for hours taking pictures of the Anti Cline as it changes colors so many times during the day. Last evening while hiking above the lodge these three pictures were taken within 30 to 45 minutes of each other.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Everything is Backward

Most tortoise would walk the easy trail and rest in the shade of the underbrush. But, this is Kobae. Everything is backward. Nice jeep tire prints. You sure this is the best place to stretch out and take a break?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday Morning

As Kobae, Chewey, and Tom begin their morning hike, a Canyonlands cloud formation watches over them.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First Picture

The Phoenix has landed on the red planet and Base Camp Blog has scored a major scoop getting the first picture transmitted back from Mars.

Holy crap, it's Kobae and Bishop.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hike Around Base Camp

Tina, Tiago, Raquel, Linny, Heather, Thais, and Kobae, go a climbing.

Never Underestimate the Size of a Heart

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Base Camp Petrified Wood

The rains came, the mud came, engulfing all about it. The mud in time turned to stone and the trees in the mud, also to stone, as pictured.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Still Rising

The island is flooded with only the tops of trees and bushes above water. The area where Base Camp folk board boats for the river is under water. As a special surprise, there's snow on Hurrah this morning.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's Raining

The island five weeks ago, and the island today.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The River is a Rising

Not many folk live on the river, but those that do, are concerned. Snow melt is at a record pace and coming this way. Tangri La's boat ramp center right across the river recently, and this morning, it's gone.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm Lying

Tom buys all the orange glow paint from Walker Hardware in Moab and gives a quick paint job to the top of the Anti Cline. Nice work Tom.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Michele, Neil, and Kobae

As darkness approaches, Michele from Tag A Long and her son Neil, accompany their friend Kobae back to Base Camp. Neil, trying to get Kobae to go, where Kobae don't want to go. Good luck with that.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Let's Play Manager's Meetings end and the finest indoor soccer managers in the country (by far) return to their facilities.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Let's Play Managers Meetings Day Three

At the petrified forest and then an afternoon on the river.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


As day two of the Let's Play Managers Meeting unfolds Kobae checks the disc golf course and even dead end canyons for any potential perimeter violations to Base Camp. Even a security tortoise needs a break to cool off occasionally.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

They're Coming

Tom does maintenance on the Scorpa's in preparation for the Let's Play Managers arriving and Kobae eats his meal while watching with mild curiosity.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Culprit

Something has left partially eaten bananas, apples, zucchini, and cucumber about. Let's follow the trail and see if we can identify the culprit.

River High

Generally there is but a trickle of water running down the left side of the island but not this year and the high water mark isn't until June 15th.

Good Day Sunshine

As the sun rises on the east side of Hurrah

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Saddle

Across the Colorado River from Base Camp on maps it's referred to as Airport Tower. We've always called it "The Saddle". Three views of the saddle, in distance, reflection, and shadow.