Monday, March 30, 2009

Stairway to Heaven

Annie, Dorothy, and Tom climb Stairway to Heaven. Annie has exited and takes the last picture, while Tom waits to see if Dorothy needs assistance. She doesn't.

Base Camp's New Friends

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Says Good Night From the Canyonlands

How To Go From 65 Pounds to 68 pounds in 15 minutes

Eat three cucumbers, three zucchini, five head of lettuce, three apples, and six head of broccoli. These are the remains. Then Kobae went over and stood in front of the fridge like he hadn't eaten in a week.

The Monster Approaches

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday Sunset

Fun Drive Back to Base Camp

You Never Know

Three guys and a gal, show up on unicycles, after coming over Hurrah Pass, to play disc golf. During their round of golf, the weather changes for the bad, quickly. Five people, four unicycles, in a jeep, over Hurrah, in a near white out, with big horn running alongside the jeep.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

He's Back

Visitor season is upon us. Time to bring in reinforcements. Tom leaves Monday afternoon for San Diego, loads up Kobae the security tortoise and drives right back. Wednesday morning, all is as it should be.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Guess Not

When Sunday evening came Bill and Tom retired thinking everybody on Sunday's violently windy river had been retrieved. When Monday morning came, guess not.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Eight lost bikers, three lost vehicles, two kayaks stranded with us by high winds on the river, then four more, then two more in a canoe, and John walks around Chicken Corner.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Jeeping at 6am, ATVing at 9am, again at 11am, again at 1:30pm, biking at 3pm, hiking at 4pm. The toys of Base Camp lay exhausted by the day as their riders retire to their rooms, while the sun bids good night with a fiery departure.

Spring has Sprung

Every year the same area just below the Base Camp sign is the first to bloom.

Saturday Sunrise Comes to the Canyonlands

One Day

You're in the city of towering structures and the next day in the Canyonlands.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

One of many things Tom enjoys at the lodge is the occasional nightly visits of the bats that roam the lodge. The last thing he expected was to walk into the new indoor soccer facility in Cincinnati and see such a fellow hanging from the ceiling in the main lobby, but there he is. Click on the picture to enlarge.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Missing Base Camp

Tom winds up in Cincinnati for a few days working at the new Let's Play facility. Not missing the unsocial geese on the island by the lodge and now in the parking lot at Wall2Wall.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Hurrah Pass in the upper left hand corner and the road down to it's right as viewed from close to the Finger Canyons.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009