Thursday, June 30, 2011

Somewhere in Africa

Kobae loves dog food. After terrorizing every dog that ever visited Base Camp, it appears to have occurred to Kobae, no dogs, no dog food. For the last month Kobae has ignored mostly every dog at the lodge. Tom gives Kobae the "somewhere in Africa there's a Sulcata tortoise starving who wishes he had this food", still, faced with a choice, three days in a row Kobae took the dog bowl over fruits and vegetables.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

No Quit

For eight days Tom threw nearly everything the canyon lands has at Lexi, Robyn, and Cynthia. Skinny People, Three Fingers, Stairway to Heaven, Slot Canyons, Thousand Eyes, Wind Caves, Chicken Corner, Dripping Springs, Ice Cream Parlor, Lockhart Basin, and the Tombstone trail to the petroglyphs. They never gave, never quit. Much like wanderers of the Hayduke Trail, there are people with so much heart it barely fits in their chest. Meet three of them.


Hiking the Tombstones where Linny and Tom frequently see base jumpers, Tom discovers a tribute to one who didn't make it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


The Colorado has peaked though too late for many.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


The river has claimed territory it's never visited before.

The Light

Linster finds a small beam of light coming through the Wind Caves and stands directly under it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Last Hurrah

Linny and Tom drive next door to check on Last Hurrah.

River's Rising

No matter where you look, Caveman Ranch, our trail to the beach (ten feet underwater) or Kane Creek Campground near town, river's rising.

Rock Sun Dial

After eating an unknown number of apples, bananas, cucumbers and romaine lettuce, Kobae then departs the porch and helps Tom eliminate weeds around the rock sun dial.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Near the Top

The Ancient Ones

If you take the lower Base Jumper trail it's a scenic hike to the top. If you take the trail 50 feet above it you'll visit the former home of the Ancient Ones.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday Night Bulls

Saturday Night Barrel Racing

The Hayduke

Linny and Tom return from the Friday night Canyonlands Rodeo to find two guys staying at Base Camp who's vehicle has been gravely wounded a mile or so away. Saturday morning Tom calls Nations Towing to come get the vehicle and they depart. A few minutes later Larry and Sandy Tyler, traveling the Hayduke arrive at Base Camp. They left the Arizona/Mexico border in February and have been on the trail ever since. We've mentioned Hayduke Trail folks before. You can't teach heart and those that travel this trail have something special inside that drives them with more heart than they know what to do with. These are the wanderers of the Hayduke Trail.