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Bold Elk Pays a Visit

by on Sep.21, 2016, under Seasons

This Elk seemed a little curious about the whole “cabin in the middle of the wilderness” thing…

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Critters and such…

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Seasons, Uncategorized

We went for a hike on Friday.  We went down to the old Well #5 to see if it still had water in the tank, then we hiked around the road and up to Gunners Mate Road (about 3 miles altogether).  On the way, we found some interesting critters.

Here is one of a pair of baby Horned Toad Lizards that were only about six feet from each other on the road. He had just caugth a bug of some kind to eat.

Baby Horned Toad

Baby Horned Toad

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Fall Campfire

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Seasons

We brought the two grandsons up for October Break.  One of the highlights of the trip was that it was calm enough and not too dry to have a campfire.  We dug out the old “Dave Coester” built fire ring, and taught the two boys how to build a proper fire.  Then we roasted marshmellows over the coals.  It was cool.

Campfire

Campfire

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Early October 2010

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Seasons

I went up last Friday to finish the bathroom floor tiles.  On Monday, a storm rolled in.  It was one of the biggest storms I have witnessed there.  Wave after wave of thunderstorms started around noon and continued until the next day at 7:00 pm.  Our neighbor Wayne said we got about 1.7 inches at his place, with winds of 50 mph.  I believe it, as the Littlehouse was really shaking.

Anyway, since the camera batteries were dead, I couldn’t catch any good pictures during the storm, as the cellphone (with camera) was up at the phone booth. So on Wednesday morning, I took some post-storm photos.  They aren’t very good quality (from the cellphone) but better than nothing.

The road had dried enough by Wednesday morning at 10:00am to take off toward the Valley.

Markham Pass drying

Markham Pass drying

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Markham Pass Improvements

by on Oct.05, 2009, under Area

I went up to the ranch over the first weekend in October, just to drain the water lines and get ready for a possible early winter.

We had major winds that whole weekend, as a front was passing through from the north, and a tropical storm was arriving from the south.  That resulted in some of the worst blowing dust I have seen in the area.

 

Blowing dust on Markham Pass

Blowing dust on Markham Pass

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