Saturday, December 16, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
As some of you might know, I have been seriously thinking about trying to turn my photography hobby into a money making proposition. Soooo, one of the first steps to take was to upgrade my camera to a Nikon DSLR. It will be a while(or longer) until I start to rake in the dough:), but it will be a great tool to learn with until I get to that point. I also will be taking some trips on the weekends to some photo friendly spots in the area. Here are two pics that I took last night at home. Hope that everyone is doing well. Take care, Isaac
Saturday, September 23, 2006
It has been a looonnnnnggggggg time. Too long for sure. I am back in Texas for a while(not sure how long) and back at work. I am trying to get some weekend trips planned for Big Bend or the Guadalupe Mtns. If I am lucky I might even head back to the mountains for some picture taking time....
Ya'll take care and we'll talk to you soon,
Ya'll take care and we'll talk to you soon,
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Nate and I got up at o' dark thirty this morning to go hit the fish again with a friend of ours....Rock Creek was the destination once again, except this time we were about 15 miles downstream where the water is higher and the fish are bigger=) We started fishing about 7:15( when the water is reeaaaallllllllyyyyyyyy cold!) and finished up by 11:00( the fish were done feeding for the morning)........The fishing was great and fun was had by all...... See ya, Isaac
-Me still waking up
-Nate pulling a nice one in
Thursday, July 27, 2006
This past Wednesday I was able to go fishing with Nathan and a friend of his on the west fork of Rock Creek. It is one of the premier fishing streams in the state and totally beautiful as well.We fished for most of the day and then took a drive even further into the hills to see Skahalko Falls and take some pictures there. Then it was off to grab some fried chicken...and hit the sack. All in all a great day.
- Me fishing( as if you could not see that for yourself). I caught 3 fish out of this small hole that was not more than 3 feet deep.
- Nate and Paul discussing which flies to tie on next.
- Nate and I at Skalkaho Falls.
Hello to everyone......after a long absence I have returned to post again. Since the last time you heard from me there have been fishing trips, tubing trips on the Blackfoot River(which by the way is quite chilly.....and fun..;), roof work, ultimate frisbee, and more fishing trips. Oh, and climbing Deer Lodge Mountain on Monday...(which is 9,765 feet tall) with a friend. It took one very long day to climb the mountain. Start time was 6:45, summit time was 1:00, and back to the Jeep crash time was 5:32(soak our feet in the ice cold creek time was 5:43 :). Round trip was close to 10 miles with 4,165 feet of elevation gain and loss! Talk about an awesome workout...we had a great time....Anyways, ya'll take care....Isaac
Pics- Top to Bottom
- Kate and myself sitting on top of the summit.
- The halfway point. Deer Lodge Mtn. is the one in the middle.
- The view from the top of Mt. Powell and The Crater. That is the next goal.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Hello from Deer Lodge... I am finally in one place for a while. I made it into town on Wednesday evening and have just been hanging loose and getting to know some of the locals better for the most part.. . Spent some time today getting registered for fall classes.Getting ready to spend some time fishing the hot spots in the area and also scoping out some of the mountains to climb in my spare time;) Take care.................
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
After leaving the Tetons on my way to Deer Lodge I drove through Yellowstone National Park and stopped for a few pictures as I went along. Oh, by the way I got pics of a grizzly sow with 3 cubs as well as another sow when I was on my hike that also had cubs...
- Picture of Mount Moran taken from String Lake
-Grizzly sow and 3 cubs in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Lake
- The Grand Prismatic Pool in Yellowstone
See you later.....
Pics.....Top to bottom
- Mount Owen on the left and Cascade Canyon.
-Me(as if you couldn't tell) on the North Fork of Cascade Creek about 7.5 miles into the 14 mile hike.
-Looking down the canyon towards Mount Owen.
-Cascade Creek. You don't see water like that in Texas.
After leaving Breckenridge I headed towards Steamboat Springs for a day and then to Grand Teton National Park. I ended up going on a 14 mile dayhike up to a place called Lake Solitude. I had to stop about a quarter mile short of the lake because the snow was so deep and steep..I was dead tired afterwards but it was totally worth the effort. I won't be doing much hiking for a few days, but I am sure I can find something else to do:) On to Deer Lodge I guess......
Top- Fish Creek Falls, near Steamboat Springs, is 283 feet tall.
Middle- Fremont Peak and the Wind River Range at sunset.
Bottom-Grand Teton National Park and one of its many spectacular views.
More pictures to follow........
Monday, June 19, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
...the mountain that is;) On Friday, my friend Dan met me in Breckenridge,Colorado and we took off into the hills on an overnight trip to climb Mt. Democrat which stands at 14,148 feet tall(talk about thin air). After not getting any sleep Friday night becuase of 35- 40 mph winds we proceeded to start our climb at 7 a.m. We got to the top at around 10:30 and were back down at camp by noon. The views from the top of the mountain were awesome. It was about 30 degrees and was blowing about 40 miles an hour at the summit. After getting back to the jeeps we headed back to Breckenridge to stuff our faces with pizza and Coke while watching the U.S. and Italy in the World Cup, as well as sit in the park and soak up the sun. It was a great day. We crashed early last night though and did not have any trouble sleeping. So, on to new places it is.....Catch ya later
-Pics( top to bottom)
- Myself and Dan Sweet sheltering ourselves from the wind on top of the summit.
- A somewhat tilted view of the summit spike and the mountains to the west.
- Me and th view to the north from the summit.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
My trip to the mountains is getting very close! I am finishing up with work and getting school stuff squared away for the fall semester. Oh, and getting my gear and clothes sorted out for the trip:) It will be a great time. Fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, and coffee-shopping are all in the plans. Just the right time of year to be gone from Texas and its heat. And of course, I will be making another trip to Glacier to explore it some more( this time with a good ankle). Stay tuned for in trip updates and photos.....see ya down the road
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Glacier is an awesome park that anyone who enjoys being outside needs to take time to visit. I hurt my ankle 3 days before I left on vacation so I was not able to get out as much as I would have liked, but even the views from the vehicle were amazing.If you ever have the chance to go to Glacier you need to take it. I am already planning a trip back this summer so stay in touch for updates.....
BTW, this pic is of Mt. Oberlin and was taken from the Going to the Sun Road...