Friday, October 31, 2008

Tee on Seven

From the tee on seven facing the lodge and then the basket in the other direction.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where You Can Get It

Kobae and Yeti find shade wherever they can get it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Which Way the Wind Blows

Each blade as it touches the ground performs it's own art of perfect half circles by the way the wind blows.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Up, Across, and Left

Kobae, focus son. I'm only going to tell you once. To get to the Catacombs, go up the sand hill, across the desert plateau, and turn left at the Chicken Corner sign. You got it? Hey, you listening? See you when you get there.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boats, Otters, and Sunsets

Five disc golfers came in by boat. After playing a round, as they were preparing to leave, a baby otter came up to investigate, and jet trails fill the sky on Kobae's next to last sunset before returning to San Diego for the winter.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Three Days and Counting

With but three days left before Kobae returns to San Diego for the winter, Kobae and Tom do another marathon hike until the shadows fall long.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicken Corner?

On Wednesday Kobae heads south on the trail. Stopping at a drive thru on the side of the road to munch on some Indian potato chips and though darkness fast approaches passes the sign for Chicken Corner, 12 more miles. A tortoise can dream can't he?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kobae's New Adventure III

First Kobae hiked all this and up onto the ridge, you can see the lodge in the distance. Then across this high open area and a couple miles past that and finally not too long before sunset Tom got him turned around and headed back to the lodge.

Kobae's New Adventure II

More of what Kobae and Tom saw yesterday in rock formations. (Click on picture to enlarge)

Kobae's New Adventure

Though the tortoise books all say Sulcata's struggle at about 55 degrees or below, Kobae set out the door this morning in 42 degree weather. Tom told Bill he had seen Kobae shut down on 55 degree days and he'd be right back. Bill called two hours later two miles away. Tom took the next seven hour shift and probably another four or five miles and some incredible rock formations while Kobae followed a Big Horn trail.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Because It's There

Linny and Tom get to climb one more rock formation together before Linny has to return to school for the year.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We Had a Good Day

Despite Linny's best efforts to ruin Tom's picture of a Sunday Evening sunset, Tom eventually prevailed.

Monte Cristo Mine Complex

Parking on Hurrah, then following the ridge North, after a four hour hike Gaylen's (not pictured) expedition find the Monte Cristo mine complex facing the Kane Creek Canyon side.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Perfect Day

Linny and her friends find a sand hill on the south end of the island and Kobae chases Yeti off one last time while catching the last rays of sunlight before retiring for the evening.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Take It Where You Can Get It

Hiking most of the way up Hurrah and then back down again, Kobae will take shade anywhere he can get it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On the Trail of the Big Horn

The wind quit, the sun warmed up, and the monster came out from under his heat lamp in the closet to go hiking. Promptly picked up the Big Horn trail and set out to chase him away like Kobster will actually catch one some day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Geese Takers

After an early morning stakeout the Geese takers are identified. Who knew? Not Tom. They moved too fast to get a camera shot but this picture from an online river otter site is similar. There are at least three of them.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Something Is Taking the Geese 2

It duplicates the slither of a snake or has a long enough tail it eliminates all foot prints (except Tom's). Yet, it's cutting down small bushes and trees which are broken clean and then appears to go back in the Tamarisk.

Something Is Taking the Geese

Something, is taking the Canadian geese. It appears to be coming out of the river when it takes them. It strips the feathers off them before feeding. There isn't any such creature, that Tom knows of.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mother Nature

With the arrival of daylight on Sunday morning Mother Nature has an attitude adjustment and it turned into a nice disc golf sort of day. Playing the tee on five, the basket on five, and the uphill shot to six.