Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day! I posted these photos of George on March 1st of last year, but they really are Leap Day photos from 2008. George was at his happy howling best on the Mickelson Trail that day! Gotta love it! … Continue reading

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February 28, 2012

That predicted storm gathered its muscle as dad and I hiked around Ponderosa Thicket, where I turned on the cute he hop’s of treats headed my way. Out in the meadow near the Gold Rocks, we got a hint of … Continue reading

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February 27, 2012

Once again the only sun we saw came briefly at early morning on our jog. Dim light pervaded Ponderosa Thicket, where I spent some time hiding behind trees in hopes of some critter coming along. Sigh, I guess it was … Continue reading

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February 26, 2012

Whew! That howling wind of yesterday evening didn’t greet this morning on our jog, so the jog was nicely done. More snow fell on and around Mathias Peak. The clouds raced by as we trudged through the snow, but no … Continue reading

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February 25, 2012

Dog oh dog, is the wind ever howling this evening, and it’s supposed to get worse tomorrow?!!!! Today was a big sky day with half clouds and half sun…warm temperature too. Dad and I did our jog on easy running … Continue reading

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February 24, 2012

Kinda nice sunrise this morning for our jog. There are plenty of mud spots around Edgemont when the day warms up, so dad and I headed out to Old Hwy 85, where, well look at this, no mud spots because … Continue reading

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February 23, 2012

We were expecting lots and lots of clouds today, so we were pleasantly surprised with the rising sun on our jog. I looked off to the west and, oh dog, there were those lots and lots of clouds. Oddly, they … Continue reading

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February 22, 2012

Dog oh dog, what a gritty, crummy February day; lots of rain, damp cold, and mud, mud, mud…blah. After our jog, I kinda made a nest in the car hoping dad would get the hint that outdoor activities weren’t going … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012

Another walk along Old Hwy 85 under a big sky. Sometimes a basset just has to get out in the wide open spaces to feel free and alive. After our walk we headed over to Igloo Bridge for some train … Continue reading

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February 20, 2012

Hey, it snowed last night. Guess winter is still here, huh? Well, it may look like a lot of snow, but really it wasn’t much. Dad and I were walking the Old Hwy 85 when I decided to sniff in … Continue reading

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February 19, 2012

Not much sun for today (and predicted for tomorrow), but dad and I headed to Robinson Flats for our long hike. And guess what? A hazy sun followed us for most of the way. Robinson Flats Trail leaves Elbow Canyon … Continue reading

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February 18, 2012

Deep down in Basset Bottom Gulch you’ll find a very special place: Basset Amphitheater. Getting in and out of Basset Amphitheater is not an easy task, but it’s well worth the effort. The entrance is marked by a tall, stately … Continue reading

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February 17, 2012

Dog oh dog, this is about as much sun as Edgemont got today. That would be our morning jog sun. At Summit Tree Camp the lighting failed to make much of an impact so we brought out the flashes. We … Continue reading

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February 16, 2012

Dog oh dog, when you get another beautiful February day for hiking, a basset never knows where dad will lead him. I was all ears as dad told me. Barking of ears (I digress for a second, but I’ll get … Continue reading

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February 15, 2012

How about this for basset magic?!!! Tada!! Here comes the sun! I think a sunbeam caught early in the morning is the next best thing to having a few treats in celebration afterwards. Wow! Another great day for hiking…just keep’em … Continue reading

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February 14, 2012

Back on Valentine’s Day in 2009 George had to deal with more snow falling from the sky. He and dad rode over to Fiddle Creek Road for some train action in the afternoon. As a UP train approached George raced … Continue reading

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February 13, 2012

A terrific morning for hiking along Indian Paintbrush Trail. We wandered near the edge of the plateau, and, well, you know that feeling of wanting to keep going and explore? I asked dad if perhaps we could descend the south … Continue reading

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February 12, 2012

Quite the day for this Porter basset today. After our jog we had a great hike under a Ponderosa sky around and up to Mathias Peak. Um, I did step on a cactus. Ouch! Dad saved me by pulling the … Continue reading

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February 11, 2012

Cold jog this morning, but mighty fine under a sunny sky. Thought you’d like to see me jogging on my normal path through the airport. Sometimes when it’s cold like this, I really get to hustling. Go Porter, go! Of … Continue reading

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February 10, 2012

A winter day today with snow and clouds. Dad and I hiked Basset Back Ridge and Windsong Rise. On Basset Back Ridge there’s an area of fallen trees that the rabbits love, so I LOVE that area. I’m after one … Continue reading

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