Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm Lying (Again)

Tom spends an exhausting day cutting away at the large rock so he can get a neat picture of the Saddle (Airport Tower on your map) to the right and Deadhorse Point to the left.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sunrise Visits Pyramid Butte

A surprisingly busy day for one of the three most extreme disc golf courses on the planet.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


The "Saddle" peeks out of the clouds.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Darkness Descends

The sunsets have moved to the south, the red rock turns dark early, and it's a cold quiet in the Canyonlands.

Favorite Spot

Linny and Tom spend Sunday hanging out at their favorite spot by disc golf hole #14. As disc golfers go by, Linny and Tom can see the AmasaBack, Anti Cline, Dead Horse Point, Thelma and Louise Point, Mission Impossible Two Point, the Saddle, Hurrah Pass and most of the road down, the slot canyons, Three Finger Canyons, the Colorado River, and Base Camp. Not bad.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday With the Linster

"Linny want to ride ATV's today, or we could go to the river and watch the otters, or hike the slot canyons, or hike the lava flow to the top, or the bowl area or....."

"Tom, let's sleep in the sun and we'll just hang out on the front porch today."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Hiking With Linny

Linny takes a break while hiking and waits for the school bus (ok, not really).

Good To Be Home

Kobae and the Saddle.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Break Time

On their last day hiking together before Tom goes to Salt Lake to pick up Linny and return to Base Camp, Kobae decides to take a break with Bishop looking after him before crossing the street.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just Messing With Tom

Tom walked Kobae a few blocks away and then followed him just to see if he could find his way home. Twice Kobae walked within two houses of his home and then veered off to walk around the block again. Finally on the 3rd time he turned into the correct house after checking out several houses and sampling 20 or 30 front lawns.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

First, a thank you to those that have served, sometimes fought, and sometimes died for freedom. For those that have defended it, freedom has a taste that the protected will never know...

Some tortoises go this way, some go that way and some go......

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's The PBR

Sunday morning at 11:30am in Las Vegas it's 19,000 people at the Professional Bull Riding Championships. Adriano Moraes, three time World Champion on his last ride before retirement. Guilherme Marchi wins the 2008 Worlds.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kobae Needs His Sleep

Kobae sleeps better when it's dark.

Well We Bought It

Back to San Diego for the morning then off to the PBR finals in Vegas for three days, back to San Diego for a week, then back to the lodge.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


In the river just below the lodge an otter searches for food along the river bank. (You're going to have to click on the picture to see it better.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On The Road

While Tom is on the road for one more day looking for something to buy for his "real" job, no not professional tortoise guider, Kobae hangs out in good weather in San Diego while Base Camp expects it's first potential snow for the year.

This looks entertaining......hummmm, maybe we'll buy this.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dinosaur Tracks

Tom had seen pictures of the turkey size dinosaur tracks on the west side of Hurrah but had never been able to find them. While sitting in the shade with Kobae he realizes he's looking at them where roughly 190 million years ago it appears to have been the path to a watering hole.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hiking is Hiking

Kobae's hiking at Base Camp, goes to sleep, wakes up, he's in San Diego. Oh well. Hiking is hiking and plus, there's grass.