After a lovely day spent meeting one friend for coffee, a few other random tasks, and photo editing and chatting with another good friend, I was invited to join my friend Tom for a chuck wagon dinner and to listen to his music. This rainbow greeted me when I parked at the ranch, and then was followed by a beautiful moonrise over the Sleeping Indian.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
My friend Lexie and I hiked to Delta Lake today. I've never been there and it's really beautiful! The water is a different shade than almost all high alpine lakes I've ever seen.
This last shot is of the North Buffalo Fork fire which is clearly getting growing today. This is north of town a bit and has been burning since May. It's burned over 20,000 acres so far.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This afternoon my friend Justin and I "accidentally" hiked Static Peak. At 3:30 pm we started out for a small afternoon hike. After making several spur of the moment decisions at trail intersections, and continuing past several points where we should have turned around due to the time, we found ourselves just a few hundred feet from the peak. So we climbed it. The view up there is amazing, even with all the smoke in the area! And then we hiked in the dark for a while to get out. The NPS describes the hike to the divide this way, "Static Peak Divide, 16.3 miles RT, 10 hours, 5250 ft total climbing, VERY STRENUOUS." The peak is just above the divide. We completed it in 6 1/2 hours, even with going pretty slow for the hour and a half of hiking that was in the pitch dark.