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