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
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
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
Monday, October 27, 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, 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
Friday, October 24, 2014
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
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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.