Think I am just thinking.

Words are but thoughts made visible.

Yellowstone, then and now.

As we contemplate heading toward Yellowstone, I realize looking at some old family photo’s that our visit will be somewhat different than those of some of my ancestors. 

Travel as it was in the 1880's.
Travel as it was in the 1880’s.As can be seen, my Great Grandmother had a slightly different mode of transportation into Yellowstone to work in the houskeeping department at a park lodge.  Later, she was joined by her sister, who possing as someone older than 18, which she was not, was able to work along side her sister in what had to have been a great adventure at the time.  The Way We Where.

So, it’s getting time to start packing.  What to wear in Yellowstone?

The Way We Where.
The Way We Where.

We could dress in the same manner as what people in the 1880’s would have been dressed.   Perhaps something like this photo of us take a few years ago.  But considering we might stand out a bit, probably not a good choice, unless that was the goal.  Also, not the best hiking outfits!    

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August 30, 2009 Posted by | Climbing, Time-off, travel, Yellowstone National Park | , , | 1 Comment

Tacking Texas’s Enchanted Rock a second time.

      Well I had the chance to hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock back in 2008, but it was in the fog. Needless to say, the view was not so great. Who says you have to be in the middle of a forest to become disoriented. Fog can do the same thing, but even more effectively, as was demonstrated back in January of “08”.  The Jan-08 archive details what fog fun is all about.

     This year it was with much more sucsess that we traversed the “Rock” with much more ease and a much better view. No getting turned around this time.  From a distance, Enchanted Rock is a really big piece of granite.

 

2009 Texas’s Enchanted Rock State Park

Enchanted Rock at Enchanted Rock State Park in Texas!

Enchanted Rock at Enchanted Rock State Park in Texas!

It’s a steep hike up the face of Enchanted Rock! 2009 Enchanted Rock, Heading to the top!

Heading to the top of Enchanted Rock.

Heading to the top of Enchanted Rock.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Climbing, Enchanted Rock, travel | Leave a comment

Back to Washington and Mount Baker.

Getting back to the great state of Washington; just a short third of a day drive, north of the Seattle area is the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  From the apline parking lot, there are trails leading the way into a myriad of mountain adventures.  These excersions can be either a day hike, or day(s) hikes.  We committed to a nice long day hike for our adventure.

Entry sign to Mount Baker and Snoqualmie National Forest.

Entry sign to Mount Baker and Snoqualmie National Forest.

Below are just a sample of the many wonderful views and sights we witnessed during our day long hike.  We can hardly wait to someday get back to try out a new trail.  There was this fantastic glacier on the next mountain to the north, which we would love to hike up to sometime in the future.
Mountain Glacier

Mountain Glacier

October 27, 2008 Posted by | Climbing, hiking, thinking, thoughts, travel, Washington | , , , , | Leave a comment