Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for August 2012

August 31, 2012

Marion arrived today!!!! Arrhhoo-oo!!! And she took me for a motorcycle ride. And she brought me treats. What a great day! I knew it was going to be great day when I chased a squirrel through the burnt woods along … Continue reading

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August 30, 2012

On this day in 2006, the Basset Outlaws of Edgemont were meeting in front of city hall. That would be Sam and George, neither of whom was anything other than law abiding citizens and who upheld the law. But a … Continue reading

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August 29, 2012

Another hot one today at 105 degrees! What’s with that?!!!! I’ll bark you that it was plenty toasty hiking Red Canyon Rim Trail. At Portrait Rock there is some green sprouting up, but it’s still looking desolate. However, the Gold … Continue reading

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August 28, 2012

Dad and I made it through another hot summer 2012 day, that would be 103 degrees in case you are wondering. Out at the Basset Arroyos there was enough cloud cover early in the morning to keep me from burning … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012

Another 99 degree day in Edgemont. Dad and I hadn’t purchased any groceries in the last couple of weeks, so we decided to shop at Custer with a hike to Harney Peak first. Bark about a perfect way to shop! … Continue reading

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August 26, 2012

Poor George had to start out the day with another cloudy morning in 2009. Sure it didn’t look too bad at Howling Rock (and George looked great!). But George sure was fed up with how cloudy 2009 had been. Yuck! … Continue reading

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August 25, 2012

George stared at plenty of fog on this day in 2007. Down at Igloo Bridge the Gayfeather flowers and Gumweed were looking much better than this year (compare to my photo two days ago). Earlier in the morning on the … Continue reading

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August 24, 2012

I got a new lens today for the Sony NEX-7. The lens is a Sigma 19mm. Here’s a first shot. I’ll let you know more about the lens as I use it more. It’s not crisply sharp, but the borders … Continue reading

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August 23, 2012

Dad and I hadn’t walked through Igloo for awhile, so that’s were we headed today after our jog. Along the road near Igloo Bridge the Gayfeathers are gallantly battling the drought by keeping the blossoms coming. It was a hot … Continue reading

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August 22, 2012

Dad’s third favorite of George, taken in Ponderosa Thicket back in 2008. It’s not the same place now with the fire that scorched Ponderosa Thicket. I tried my best to give the place some basset photo best. But the gloomy … Continue reading

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August 21, 2012

An excellent day for this Porter Basset. The view and weather were pretty darn nice at Summit Tree Camp this morning. Even better was the motorcycle ride to Hill City and lunch at the Alpine Inn. Can’t complain about the … Continue reading

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August 20, 2012

Once again those weather guys predicted sunny skies and once again most of the day was overcast. It made for a drab, dreary morning in the burn area along Red Canyon Rim Trail. We did get sun (finally!) in the … Continue reading

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August 19, 2012

So much to do today. I got up on Howling Rock and pondered how I could best see and do the things that I wanted to see and do. I mean, there’s this beautiful weather for motorcycle riding and hiking, … Continue reading

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August 18, 2012

Here’s that sign at the entrance to Red Canyon Rim Trail. Bark at me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t it seem a little out of place, as in it belongs on a road not a trail? Stopping at Portrait Rock, … Continue reading

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August 17, 2012

We hadn’t hiked the Basset Arroyos in quite awhile, so I was eager to see if any porcupines were waddling around. And there are always plenty of rodent dens to get my nose into and dig around a bit. Too … Continue reading

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August 16, 2012

Biker of the Month, you gotta love that!!! George posed for a photo during Sturgis Rally 2006 and on this day that photo appeared on a website that named George the biker of the month. Sweet! My morning on this … Continue reading

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August 15, 2012

Dad and I hiked Red Canyon Rim Trail under a sky that I would describe as surreal. Smoky haze and other stuff let the sun through, but the lighting never seemed to get much brighter than an early morning sunrise. … Continue reading

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August 14, 2012

It’s not like Bush Morning Glories don’t bloom in August because they frequently do look quite nice this time of year. Just ask George in 2007. What’s amazing in the burned area around Red Canyon Rim Trail is how nicely … Continue reading

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August 13, 2012

After our early morning jog, dad and I hopped on the motorcycle for a hike along Red Canyon Rim Trail. I’ve just got to show another shot of the Bush Morning Glories. Dad tells me that he’s never seen them … Continue reading

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August 12, 2012

Hey, George’s Bush Morning Glory is looking pretty darn healthy now! Yup, in all this burned area it’s managed to come back and blossom beautifully. Do you mind if I show it with George again (back on July 26, 2009)? … Continue reading

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August 11, 2012

The morning was cloudy, cloudy, cloudy, but fine for this basset to go hiking. The afternoon brought some sun, so dad and I got out on the motorcycle to feel like Sturgis Rally week is still going, which it is. … Continue reading

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August 10, 2012

Looks like Sturgis 2012 is over for this basset, since the weather is forecast to be stormy tomorrow. But, I did have a grand day today as dad and I rode to Custer, Sylvan Lake, and Hill City. The morning … Continue reading

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August 09, 2012

George’s 2008 Sturgis Rally finished up on this day, a Saturday, in Custer. George got on the motorcycle in front of Frontier Photo to leave for home. “Dad, it’s kinda depressing, since I had a great Sturgis Rally this year.” … Continue reading

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August 08, 2012

Quite the excellent Sturgis Rally day today. Dad and I rode to Rapid City to stop in at the Jack Links truck at the Harley Davidson shop. I made off with plenty of free samples…arrrhhh-ooo-o!!! I did take time to … Continue reading

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August 07, 2012

Since the weather wasn’t cooperating this morning, dad and I kept the motorcycle in the garage while we hiked around Windsong Rise. The White Draw Fire burned all the way to Elbow Canyon Road. Because of the Coal Canyon Fire … Continue reading

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August 06, 2012

Another hot one today, 104 degrees in Edgemont. Dad and I escaped the heat for part of the day by riding the motorcycle to Custer and then Sylvan Lake. SD 89 is getting repaved, which means we have to wait … Continue reading

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August 05, 2012

I rode the motorcycle to Sturgis today. Sturgis is still Sturgis, which means a lot, lot, lot of motorcycles and a lot, lot, lot of people stuffed into a small area. But, I had no problem finding my favorite Sturgis … Continue reading

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August 04, 2012

Arrhhoo-o-o!!! The weather guys got one right. Yup, it was a dry, mostly sunny day. It was pretty chilly in the morning as we rode to Custer for breakfast at Baker’s Bakery. I had on my leather jacket to keep … Continue reading

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August 03, 2012

Finally, finally, a decent morning for getting out on the motorcycle. Good thing cuz my motorcycle needed a new front tire badly. Dad and I rode up to our favorite tire store north of Hill City and got that new … Continue reading

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August 02, 2012

What’s this?!!! Another new road off of Red Canyon Rim Trail! The firefighters bulldozed an old mining track to make it into a firebreak for the White Draw Fire. Dad and I had hiked this way before, but the only … Continue reading

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August 01, 2012

Back in the burn area from the White Draw Fire, I’ve found the rabbits are alive and hopping!!!! And they’re easy to see…um, still not easy to catch ๐Ÿ™ Barking of hopping rabbits, how about this hopping basset? I was … Continue reading

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