Friday, October 31, 2014

Packing One Out

It's wasn't mine but I did have one 50 feet away that morning. Later I headed up above the pond to help with the quartering. Just after lunch Maynard brought the mules up to haul it back down to Base Camp. Then it was back to the meadow below camp until dark.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

And Then It Snowed. Sideways.

Sunday started out like any other day (when your in a tent over 10,000 feet in the Rockies). There was some snow overnight but maybe things will get moving. By 8:30 that aforementioned snow was alternating between blowing sideways and blowing upwards. How am I gonna shoot an elk when I can't see 25 yards? Back to the tent. These were taken Monday morning. And for the third year now I climbed to over 11,000 feet. That's what you call hunting with an altitude.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tent Sweet Tent

The tent. The canvas castle. Home for a week. Most nights didn't get much lower than the twenties. First afternoon was a wet wintery mix. Good time for a nap. The wind blew. Oh, it blew. Then it snowed. And snowed. Meals cooked. Strategies planned. Early to bed. Early to rise. Wipe your feet.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Way Up There

A panoramic view from the top of the world. On Sheep Mountain. I must have been way up there 'cause you can see over the trees, which is way up there. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pack In 2014

Pack in took about an hour and forty-five minutes, putting us about 2 1/2 miles from the base camp. For someone not accustomed to riding a horse or mule it makes sitting on a plank bench or 5 gallon bucket a little tender for a few days. It also makes taking a picture from horseback difficult. Even when you triple tap the shutter you get a lot of blurry pictures.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Allentown Fire Department, old East Allentown No. 12

Allentown Fire Department, old East Allentown No. 12, 405 East Walnut Street, Allentown, Pa. Lehigh County. The Allentown Fire Department was formed in 1870 from the original four volunteer companies in the city. Between 1914 and 1929 that number had grown to thirteen, including East Allentown. This station was built in 1911. In October of 1953 East Allentown No. 12 and Rittersville Fire Company 13 moved into a new station at 720 North Irving Street. That station was rebuilt in 2014. Engine Company 12 has since been placed out of service. The East Allentown Fire Company Social Room is still active at this location.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Port Chilkoot Volunteer Fire Department

Port Chilkoot Volunteer Fire Department, Former Fort Seward Fire Hall, Fort Seward Drive, Haines, Alaska. Fort William H. Seward was established in 1902, along with the other buildings in the fort, the fire station was built between 1902 and 1904. The tower was for drying the fire hose, in the winter a fire was built to help the drying. Sometime in the 1930's the 60' tower was lowered. In 1947 the fort was sold to private investors and became known as Port Chilkoot. In 1960 Port Chilkoot merged with the Borough of Haines along with the fire departments. In early 2014 the old firehouse was sold to the owners of the Guardhouse next door who restored the hose tower in late spring 2014.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Indian Cliffs Base Camp

These are some views from the Base Camp. The last picture is the Indian Cliffs. This was a 2 hour drive from the interstate. The last 5 miles took an hour. From here the mules were loaded the horses were fitted and our next hour and three quarters was about to begin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Words of Wisdom

Words of wisdom, you never know where this will come from. Look around, good advice is everywhere.
The Eagle Pharmacy is in, of course, Eagle, Colorado. Bid Sid's is in Glenwood Springs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Colorado's I-70 Corridor

Some of the remaining fall color along the Interstate 70 corridor west of Denver through the Vail area. Remember these were all taken through the truck's bug infested windshield or out the passenger window.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

The lunar eclipse and blood moon as witnessed along Interstate 70 in western Kansas and eastern Colorado. The blood moon was taken near Oakley, Kansas and the last two pictures were taken on the outskirts of Arriba, Colorado.