Monday, August 31, 2009

Canyon and River

Kobae and Tom while hiking look down on the canyon leading into Base Camp. Substantial fossils and dinosaur footprints on the left ridge above the canyon.

Seven canoes go by while Tom is working on the trail from the lodge to the beach.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

You Can Do It

Kobae returns from his daily bath at the beach by attempting to climb Tom's shovel cut dirt stairs from the beach to Base Camp which are much steeper than they appear in the video. Yes, not a good sign, Tom is talking to Kobae, like he understands. Pay no attention to the shadow of the video guy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Island

Tom kayaks around the island.

The Eating Machine

Breathe Kobae, breathe.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

There Is One

The storm is coming. Ants are scurrying, squirrels and rabbits hurrying. The sky is empty of the high flying eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures who all know turbulent winds are near. Lizards and snakes have retreated to the safety of the underground. When the storms come, they are violent, thrashing, lightning flashing about, thunder echoing across the valley, ricocheting off each canyon wall, growing louder. All who know this land know of the approaching danger and none should take it lightly, for it can be a matter of life and death. But, there is one...........

Storm A Coming

With the storm approaching Kobae and Tom work their way back from the slot canyons just as the sun breaks through.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Time

Rabbit munches a carrot, Kobae munches everything, and Linny cleans her water shoes with a squirt gun before returning to Salt Lake and her new challenge, First Grade.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day On The Beach

Linny hangs out with the Archer family on the Base Camp beach and everybody gets in a little kayaking.

Hiking the Colorado River

Tom attempts to cross the river, neck high frequently, but all the way across and back. Mission accomplished.

Pictures courtesy of Linny.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Photos Courtesy of Linny

The River

Busy day on the river and lunch is served.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Professional

After two days on the river, Linny knows her stuff.

Day Two Rafting: A Little Bit of White Water

It Just Feels Incredible

Things Have Changed

For a guy that didn't use to like the water..........

Time to Work, Time to Play

With Bill gone, Tom had to find somebody to do some of the manual labor. Kobae makes adjustments to the hay bales around the fire pit. Linny moves some of the rocks to the East cistern for stacking. Then, it's time to head to the beach and cool off.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Swallow Nests and Whitewater Coming

Swallow nests next to the river, a little bit of whitewater, and another day's journey is done.