Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Day 173

It's 173 straight days with no rain. The cisterns on both sides of the lodge are dry. Time to pump water from the Colorado.

Sunday Evening Comes

While Tom is trying to return to the lodge before darkness falls, Kobae wants to investigate everything on both sides of the road on the way back.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Day In The Life

In the morning Bill and Tom climb to the top of the catacombs and taking a different route than previously come across a wall of unknown origin and time near the top. In the evening Yeti, Kobae, and Tom watch the glow of the rocks off the Anti Cline as they do their close of the day hike.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday Sunset...ho hum

Cowboys and Miners

Bill and Tom ATV over to where the cowboy lives when the cattle are hearded through and then up to the Dripping Springs Mine Complex to see where the miners lived.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Good Day Sunshine

Monday morning arrives over Hurrah Pass. It's day 166 with no rain at Base Camp. Today's forecast is for clearing and the next seven days are for sunny and mostly clear.

You have to click on the picture to enlarge it and get a feel for just what the sun rises are like.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rafting Expedition

A rafting expedition headed for Lake Powell lands on the Base Camp beach for a quick bite and tour of the lodge and sails into the sunset.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sarcasm and Sunset

Kobae really, really, likes bath day.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Quiet

Tom never left the lodge and worked on corporate stuff all day. Bill worked on construction projects. Kobae never left the laundry room even to go walking and Yeti hung on the back porch relaxing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Boy

Kobae does some canyon exploring, a little bit of downhill, and returns home just before dark.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Two Journeys

Donna and Kristy leave Base Camp and arrive safely at the Anasazi ruins 1.25 hours later. The Sun finishes it's day's journey across the Canyonlands setting next to the Saddle as seen from Hurrah Pass.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Day

Tommy, Linny, and Linda at Chicken Corner and looking back through the Saddle from the other side.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Day

Tommy and Linny in the shade of a finger canyon and later with Linda on the beach catching frogs.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Same Spot, Different Day

Kobae started strong on the way to Hurrah, got to the same spot he took a three hour nap two days ago and pulled over to do it again. Tom didn't have three hours today, so called Bill to come get them. After returning to the lodge, Bill prepared to leave for Grand Junction but was delayed as somebody had taken a giant dump in his shoe. I don't want to get anybody in trouble, let's just say they have a shell on.

Day 155 With No Rain

Shade is shade, makes strange bedfellows, mother nature threatens, like that, poof, it is gone. Forecast next ten days, mostly clear.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kobae, So Many Things Wrong

9am, walk one mile, sleep three hours, walk one mile, sleep one hour, walk one mile, eat cactus and weeds for one half hour, walk half a mile and arrive at top of Hurrah Pass, total of 3.5 miles, at 7pm.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Colorado River

Kevin, Angie, and Tom drive the ATV's down the creek bed and to the edge of the Colorado River. Looking north and south.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shade is Shade

Good place to stretch out and take a break?

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's Alive

The shadow of the Saddle sneaks up on Hurrah Pass.