Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for July 2011

January 18, 2014

To avoid dad breaking his neck on the ice on Windsong Rise, dad and I ran on our paths at the airport. This time of year, it’s a colorless, drab place. This is about as exciting as it gets. After … Continue reading

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January 02, 2014

Great running on Windsong Rise this morning! Great hiking out to Circle View Point. You can see Basset Back Ridge in the background. And a great birthday card from Annee! If there’s any basset that should be on greeting cards, … Continue reading

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July 31, 2011

The big news for today is Emma Zen visiting from California. Like George and me, Emma Zen is a motorcyclist. Pretty cool! We got to together at Sylvan Lake for a few photos. George and Emma Zen knew each other … Continue reading

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July 30, 2011

The motorcycles are starting to swarm into the Black Hills as Sturgis Motorcycle Rally heats up this weekend. It was a good day for me on the motorcycle. Dad and I did our Harney Peak thing and then cruised into … Continue reading

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July 29, 2011

What’s that up in the air?!!! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s, it’s a basset?!!! Notice the helicopter flying right about level with me? Yup, I’ll bet those folks in that tourist helicopter have been wondering about Porter basset up … Continue reading

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July 28, 2011

Barely worth barking about the early morning with its dense cloud cover and a few sprinkles in Edgemont. We headed for lighter skies right after our jog. It wasn’t sunny at Sylvan Lake but there were plenty of breaks in … Continue reading

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July 27, 2011

Much better day up at Sylvan Lake today compared to yesterday. Those afternoon thunderstorms of summer 2011 fired up again, however. Almost no rain in Edgemont from them, but they do prevent us from taking the motorcycle to Sylvan Lake. … Continue reading

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July 26, 2011

Those crazy folks at the weather service predicted mostly sunny skies today. Dog! They got it wrong. Not a hint of sun for most of the day. The clouds did make hiking easy, however. Peaking out from the Black Eyed … Continue reading

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July 25, 2011

Whew…wet, sticky jog this morning as the dew point pretty much matched the 66 degree temperature. It was also humid hiking Harney Peak and no surprise that thunderstorms developed in the afternoon. We got our first rain in 12 days. … Continue reading

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July 24, 2011

This day was my day for socializing with other canines. I’d started out the morning with an airport romp with Willow. After that I hiked Harney Peak, which was pretty much filled with dogs coming up and down the trail. … Continue reading

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July 23, 2011

After another hike up Harney Peak, dad and I went to the Gold Discovery Days festival in Custer. I got to meet up with Gary and Teena (the nice folks who made up the beautiful Sheriff George stone). And then … Continue reading

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July 22, 2011

The last 200 hundred foot climb to the watchtower on Harney is all steps. I’m not woofing about building code stairs here! Harney Peak steps are positively from another era. Almost looks like something out of the Lord of the … Continue reading

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July 21, 2011

Wow oh wow! The wildflowers are thick and heavy around Sylvan Lake. In the Edgemont area, the heat and dryness have brought the wildflowers to a halt. But the higher attitudes of Sylvan bring a coolness, so the flowers (which … Continue reading

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July 20, 2011

Do you think that I need a doggie psychologist? I was talking with a chipmunk this morning! Let’s face it, this is not appropriate behavior for a fearsome hunter like me. I dunno, it’s all so confusing. Magnificent day today! … Continue reading

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July 19, 2011

Another hot one today…hitting that century mark again. It was quite pleasant in the woods around Sylvan Lake. Much better than hot Edgemont. Yesterday I showed you how I had conquered those metal steps at Harney Peak. Guess I should … Continue reading

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July 18, 2011

On the way to Harney Peak just about 500 paws from Wet Paw Brook, one has a nice view of Little Devil’s Tower in the background. It was another 100 degree day today, so that break at Wet Paw Brook … Continue reading

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July 17, 2011

“Hey buddy! You looking at me?!!” Can you believe the nerve of this goat?!! Sees me give it the old stare down, and it just walks on by me. And then the darn critter stops for a pose as if … Continue reading

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July 16, 2011

You know, when you’re high up in the mountains, you get a different perspective on things. This does get the mind cogs grinding away. This morning those mind cogs of mine were on overdrive as I sat overlooking South Dakota … Continue reading

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July 15, 2011

Finally, a day where dad and I could ride the motorcycle without the worry of thunderstorms. We went to Sylvan Lake (yes, again!…and why not, it’s becoming one of my favorite places). The woods and fields around Sylvan Lake are … Continue reading

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July 14, 2011

We left Edgemont real early morning because of a thundershower coming towards us. It did look nice, but dad is sick of rain, and we all know how I feel about thunder. Our escape took us once again to Sylvan … Continue reading

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