Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mother Nature teams with Old Man Winter

Mother Nature teamed with Old Man Winter last night and produced the goods. 3 or 4 inches of snow on my deck. Well what's a funhog to do? Grab the skis, a fundog and go skijoring.

this would have lasted longer but my skis slipped out from underneath me and I ended up on my back LOL

Season opener, game on!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

In the Throne Room of the Mountain Goat

We saw a goat way down low and thought we might want to check it out. So we crossed the creek walked a ways then saw him again on the ridge. So we moved one gully over and climbed about 1500 feet give or take. Valley ran to the end of the line. I peered over and snapped the photo on full zoom

Same "pic" but with no zoom

It sure is great hiking in their realm, peace,quiet and beauty. What a lucky day to happen upon a goat.

Here Valley is on the return back in the valley off the ridge.

Another spectacular day in the mountains.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Last Weekend of Summer

We decided to spend our last weekend of summer east of Denali National
Park in the Alaska Range soaking up the sun and fall colors.

Here's Valley right before our camp:

Two Lovebirds in Camp:

Jago(Babe) out on patrol around camp while we are cooking:

Rocket with his turn checking things out during our breakfast

Out on a day hike from camp, entering a hanging canyon:

Valley settling down for lunch:

Here are some caribou we scared up.

Happy Valley at the head of the hanging valley.

View out the opposite direction:

All things must end, here we are on the way out.

Big dogs are really small dogs in the big picture. Looking out into
Denali National Park and the Parks highway.

It was one of our best summers ever, we are looking forward to an
early winter season with lots of skijoring.