Thursday, July 30, 2009

Strawberry Mountain Camp

July 23rd 2009 we headed out with Jane, Tim & Maddy to Strawberry Mountain Wilderness for a few days. There we met up with Eric, Nancy & Scotty. Scotty's son Jason & grand kids Trent & Piper also joined us. Some hung out at Strawberry Lake for a couple of days while the others got two mountain hikes / scrambles in, first Slide Mountain then the following day Strawberry mountain. On the way home we stopped in Mitchell to Henry the Bear, the Painted Hills then took the 36 mile gravel back road to Ashwood before heading home via Maupin.

Strawberry Mountain

The day after our Slide Mountain Climb we set out for Strawberry Mountain.

Slide Mountain Scramble

The day after arriving at Strawberry Mountain Camp Nancy, Eric, Tim Chiyoko & I headed out to climb up Slide Mountain.

Camping Supplies :^)

Stocking up with supplies for our Strawberry Mountain Wilderness camping trip.

Bread Making

On the first day of her visit Maddy gets stuck in making some bread.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Rock of Ages Trail

Eric & I had a free Friday afternoon so we decided to check out the Rock of Ages Trail. We made a loop of it by coming back on the Horsetail Creek (#425) & Oneonta(#424) trails. The Rock of ages trail is one of the toughest trails you will find in the gorge it climbs over 3000' in less than 3 miles. The whole trip was about 11 miles with side trips.

Monday, July 6, 2009

McNeil Ridge

Sunday, Chiyoko & I headed up McNeil Ridge. Avalanche Lilies & Bear Grass were the best I've ever seen on this trail. We found a fair bit of snow on the timberline trail 2-3' deep in places but once we made it over to the ridge we were snow free. Fantastic weather & great views all day long :^)...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day

For Independence Day Chiyoko & I headed to Sandy for a free Fireworks Show. I remembered not to wear my England T shirt this year :^)..