Saturday, December 31, 2011

Copper Penny

Linny, Nova, Michele, and Tom visit the Copper Penny Mine Complex much as it was 50 years ago.

The Portal On The Return to Base Camp

Behind the Rocks

Linny and Tom venture to Behind the Rocks.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Portal

Linny and Tom experience sunset at the Portal on their return to Base Camp.

Deadhorse Point

Linster, Dede, and Tom at Dead Horse Point. In the first picture you see where the river winds around the "Gooseneck". You'll see the same area at the beginning of Mission Impossible Two. In the second picture you can see a white dot in the very center of the screen from a reflection in the river. Base Camp is just slightly above it and to the left. In the third picture Thelma and Louise Point is the road below where it goes up to the cliff and in the background and across the river is Chicken Corner. In the 4th picture Chicken Corner is shoulder high with Dede and to the right where he stands with Linny.

Mesa Arch

Linny, Sam, Mac, Dede and Tom visit Mesa Arch.

Upheaval Dome

Linny, Sam, Mac, Dede, and Tom visit Upheaval Dome the site of a large meteor impact millions of years ago.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

False Kiva

Linny, Sam, Mac, Dede, and Tom hike to False Kiva.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

From the Tombstones

Alcove Above Cliffhanger

Linster, DeDe and Tom hike up to the alcove to complete a trail Tom hadn't finished in search of unseen rock art.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

All I Want For Christmas is a Gray Fox

Tom put bread out for the birds and Antelope squirrels but they wouldn't come to the porch. The Antelope squirrels would peak out of their holes and the birds stayed on the very highest branches. Last time that happen there was a badger on the porch, the time before a Ringtail cat. Who's out there this evening?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday Sunset Above Poison Spider

Rest of Honey Bee mine complex

Honey Bee Mystery #3

At the end of the highest trail Tom finds this pipeline coming down from above but can find no trail or access to where it comes from.

Honey Bee Mystery #2

Tom has visited a lot of mines in the last month but never had one that had warm air coming out of it. It wasn't just warm air inside, it was actually blowing outward.

Honey Bee Mystery #1

Why would you fill your uranium mine full of styrofoam?

Honey Bee Mine Complex

Tom finds a mine that still has equipment in it.

Atomic King #1

Tom hikes to the Atomic King mine complex off Kane Creek Canyon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Canary Big Fault Mine

Tuesday afternoon Tom visits a uranium mine in Kane Creek Canyon.