Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for August 2011

August 31, 2011

Yup, I’m feeling kinda depressed today. My favorite librarian, Kelly, had her last day today. There were plenty of good things to eat because of a going away party for her. Those treats did help make the day cheery for … Continue reading

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August 30, 2011

A perfect day for motorcycling! Dad and I took the ride to Prairie Berry Winery for a scrumptious lunch. You know, we haven’t had many days this summer where one didn’t haven’t to worry about storms somewhere along the route. … Continue reading

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August 29, 2011

Awful morning in the weather department today. Dad and I got caught by rain during the last mile of our jog. The rest of the morning was dark indeed. The afternoon was better, and dad and I had a pleasant … Continue reading

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August 28, 2011

Wasn’t much sun today. Wasn’t any rain either. To the north and northeast of Edgemont a band of thunderstorms grew and rained for over 4 hours. Very strange. When the sun did shine in Edgemont (at the airport for this … Continue reading

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August 27, 2011

Another 100 degree day! Goodness, goodness, this last half of August has been a scorcher. And wouldn’t you know, Annee talked dad into walking the Volksmarch here in Edgemont this morning. And wouldn’t you further know, dad and I ended … Continue reading

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August 26, 2011

Another morning of riding the motorcycle to Custer State Park. Deep in the woods on trail 2, I see myself as the fearsome predator of the forest, a predator from which all animals run in panic. Oops, dad is pointing … Continue reading

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August 25, 2011

Whew! A real cooker today; temperature of 104. Dad and I most certainly got on the motorcycle for the cooler air around Sylvan Lake. Riding the twisty road of SD89 from Custer to Sylvan Lake means cool forest and lots … Continue reading

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August 24, 2011

Hazy, dry day today. It wasn’t as hot as yesterday, but still plenty warm. Dad and I rode the motorcycle to Custer State Park for a hike up Harney Peak. I had my usual good time looking for squirrels and … Continue reading

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August 23, 2011

Another very hot day today. After a hot hike in the woods around Edgemont, dad and I hopped on the motorcycle for a ride to Sylvan Lake. After a swim I got on my favorite chipmunk hunting perch. Not having … Continue reading

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August 22, 2011

Jeez! A hot one today…it made the morning hike a tongue hanging, hot paw dance in the forest. The temperature didn’t quite hit the century mark: 99 degrees. There was plenty of sunshine until evening and then those clouds tried … Continue reading

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August 21, 2011

Since the Gold Rocks and Howling Rock are far from the fire of Basset Back Ridge, then Portrait Rock would be safe too. I spent some moments on Portrait Rock thinking how sad it is that so many of George’s … Continue reading

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August 20, 2011

Like the Gold Rocks, Howling Rock is far away from the Basset Back Ridge fire of 2011. Yup, looking pretty normal for a late August. Busy, busy day in Edgemont today. BNSF had the BNSF Family Day. This meant, your … Continue reading

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August 19, 2011

Plenty of clouds today with cool temperatures, though the afternoon and early evening brought a good deal of sun. Dad and I checked out Mathias Peak, making sure it was still safe from fire; it is. Up at the airport … Continue reading

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August 18, 2011

Dad and I rode the motorcycle to Sylvan Lake on a fairly hot day. Cooling my paws off in Wet Paws Brook made our hiking just about perfect. Look at how green it is! The hiking around Sylvan Lake is … Continue reading

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August 17, 2011

Yup, the Basset Back Ridge fire is down to history as of this evening. The bulk of the fire units have pulled out and now the seeding and preventing erosion will begin in earnest. Dad and I will be exploring … Continue reading

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August 16, 2011

The day turned into a pretty darn nice day. We spent the time around Edgemont since Kim was visiting. I did get out on the motorcycle for a short ride. Quite excellent! George and dad were having a quite excellent … Continue reading

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August 15, 2011

We woke up to a smokey house. No, the house wasn’t on fire; it was all the smoke from the Basset Back Ridge fire. I took a photo of the hazy train yard after our jog. Dad figured with the … Continue reading

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August 14, 2011

The Basset Back Ridge fire still burns. The National Forest people call it the Coal Canyon fire, but it had burned in Timberstorm Canyon, Basset Bottom Gulch, and Basset Back Ridge before reaching Coal Canyon. Yes, I’ve posted this photo … Continue reading

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August 13, 2011

Pretty much the end of Sturgis Rally 2011. Dad and I rode to Rapid City Harley Davidson to say goodbye to Paula, Molly, and Jim. We also dropped off a Sheriff George mug to Jack, who has had bassets in … Continue reading

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August 12, 2011

Finally a day where the weather allowed us to motorcycle into the Black Hills. We stopped at Hill City, where I got ready to see all the wonderful folks at Hill City Harley Davidson. After getting treat from everyone in … Continue reading

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August 11, 2011

The day started out nicely. Dad and I did a jog and some hiking and then we hopped on to the motorcycle to go pick up lunch at the Dairy Queen in Hot Springs. Um, it’s confession time for this … Continue reading

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August 10, 2011

There’s always an abundance of grasshoppers in the fields and hills around Edgemont. This one was a first for me; a tiger colored grasshopper. I’ll be looking for a basset tricolored grasshopper. That darn weather of moisture continues. You just … Continue reading

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August 09, 2011

So once again were we able to enjoy the Sturgis Rally? Nope! Not at all. Those storms of summer 2011 just won’t stop. After our jog, dad and I went for a hike. The sky was dark and threatening to … Continue reading

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August 08, 2011

Not a good day for motorcycle riding…rats! We haven’t had too many good days for the motorcycle this summer. Well, it was dry around Edgemont, so we went hiking on Red Canyon Rim Trail. The Bush Morning Glories are in … Continue reading

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August 07, 2011

The sun was up, but this basset wasn’t as he snuggled in to the comfy bed at the Alex Johnson hotel. Yesterday had been a long day…a very excellent day…but I was tuckered out, so dad was kind enough to … Continue reading

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August 06, 2011

Dad and I hit the road early this morning…destination: Sturgis. I gotta admit that I look pretty darn cool in Sturgis in the midst of the Sturgis Rally. Vroom! Vroom! I stopped by Hawg-Tyd tent to say hi to Jim, … Continue reading

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August 05, 2011

Oh puppy!…the buffalo burgers are cooking on the grill at the Sylvan Lake parking lot. That’s Gail at the grill. She’s the best buffalo burger cook ever! And did I get a buffalo burger? Need you ask?!!!! Tomorrow dad and … Continue reading

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August 04, 2011

Gloomy morning and the ever present threat of thunderstorms drove dad and me to take the car for a hike up Harney Peak. Dad’s hoping the weather will be much more cooperative in the coming days as Sturgis Rally 2011 … Continue reading

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August 03, 2011

Not a bad morning to hop on the motorcycle and go get breakfast at Baker’s Bakery in Custer. We didn’t hike to Harney Peak. Dad said it was motorcycle rally time, so we needed a change. We did go to … Continue reading

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August 02, 2011

The day started out pretty gloomy despite the predictions of a sunny day. The temperature was pleasant enough that dad and I hiked out in the High Plains west of Edgemont. Compared to the green in yesterday’s photo in the … Continue reading

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August 01, 2011

Another hot day, just like yesterday. Pant…these 100 degree days are tough on us bassets. Thank goodness for Sylvan Lake coolness. As one gets into the climb to Harney Peak, there is a rock that I call Weary Paws Resting … Continue reading

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