Summer flashed by this year like no other previous year. Fall has arrived in the Upper Arkansas River Valley and that means chilly mornings are more frequent. At 8000 feet summer ends too early for someone used to Texas’ seasonal warmth ending in October. Fall also brings an uptick in rain showers making beautiful cloud … More Fall Mountain Mornings
This last weekend was a long awaited opportunity for a real adventure. Fishing and short hikes aside, I got to take a friend on a significant jeep ride. My friend Allen and I spent an afternoon driving up near the ghost town of Hancock, CO. It had been more than five years since I last … More Finally, a real adventure after a long summer of working.
The mountain lifestyle offers up some pretty interesting adventures, the best that living in America has to offer. But reality calls, and employment must continue. I find myself in the role of painting houses for ten hours a day. Its hard work, mentally and physically, but you meet some nice people and have enjoyable conversations. … More Mountain adventures good, mountain employment bad.
Lightning is always fun to watch, and even more fun to actually see a strike happen before your eyes. I can’t say I ever saw a strike, but I did have one hit within a few yards of me once while on a jog years ago. What I have seen plenty of are the results. … More The Power of Lightning.
Getting to spend a day in a classroom full of elementary aged kids can be rather fun. Getting to spend the day on a field trip is even more fun. Getting to do it in the mountains, much fun. I chaperoned a group of four boys on a trip to he Great Sand Dunes National … More Field Trip to the Sand Dunes