Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for July 2012

July 31, 2012

Well, July’s last day has been pretty typical of the month: hot (106 degrees), sun and clouds, and evening thunderstorms with lightning but no rain. Nice rainbow, though. Dad and I had a hot hike through the burn area of … Continue reading

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July 30, 2012

A real summer day today…you know, summer heat, but not too hot; plenty of sun, but with some clouds; a nice summer sunset. Dad and I hiked some on Red Canyon Rim Trail, and later we rested at Summit Tree … Continue reading

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July 29, 2012

Ugly, cloudy day in Edgemont on this day. Dad and I wanted to go see Teena and Garry in Custer, so we did get some sun in Custer. I told dad that we should stop in Pringle on our way … Continue reading

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July 28, 2012

The classic photo of George and the Bush Morning Glory in 2009… looked like this today. Nice to see the Bush Morning Glories coming up green after the fire, but everything else looks pretty black. Dad and I went out … Continue reading

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July 27, 2012

Dad and I wandered for a bit near Mountain Lion Gulch this morning. I guess it goes without barking that the White Draw Fire has changed the scenery. Meanwhile around Mathias Peak, we’re seeing the stuff that we’re used to … Continue reading

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July 26, 2012

Back in 2009 George was up on Howling Rock. He wasn’t howling that morning, but he was listening, listening for the paw sounds of a Mountain Lion down in Mountain Lion Gulch, which is just to the east of Howling … Continue reading

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July 25, 2012

Here it is summer and I’m sitting in the spot where George had one of the best and most humorous photos ever. George’s was in winter. And yes, I’ve shown this photo before, but it’s worth showing again. Right? Not … Continue reading

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July 24, 2012

Thank goodness, Mathias Peak didn’t burn, but there were nine fires from the lightning yesterday evening. Yup, I could enjoy myself on Mathias Peak even though the hiking was hot (103 again). It was quite pleasant at Summit Tree Camp, … Continue reading

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July 23, 2012

Bark about dry grass! Look at this stuff. It’s no wonder everything is burning. From Summit Tree Camp one can see the blackened earth from a fire over the last couple days out on the prairie west of Edgemont. It … Continue reading

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July 22, 2012

Dad and I figured it was about time we took a hike along Red Canyon Rim Trail. You know, take a look at the fire destruction and get depressed. Howling Rock certainly survived but the area around it looks bleak. … Continue reading

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July 21, 2012

No surprise that it was another smoky morning as dad and viewed the world from Summit Tree Camp. There were plenty of clouds too, so my hike wasn’t nearly as exhausting as yesterday’s. We had a big cool down (not!) … Continue reading

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July 20, 2012

Looking at this photo of me in my chair at Summit Tree Camp, you might think it was a terrific day for being outside. Well, it wasn’t all that great. First off it was hot, hot, hot again (106). I … Continue reading

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July 19, 2012

Geez, another hot, hot, hot day…um, that would be 108 degrees. It’s enough to roast a basset, yes indeedy. But, I’ll woof to you that I had an excellent day despite the heat. I wasn’t sure how things would go … Continue reading

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July 18, 2012

Consider this scene in Red Canyon back on July 18, 2008. George was mighty impressed with the amount of water. Forward to 2012 and not a surprise that another fire is burning. This time around the Cheyenne River. It’s not … Continue reading

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July 17, 2012

The day started out with lots of clouds which meant for easy hiking for this Porter basset. We got a brief glimpse of sun where the Mullein grows near Mathias Peak. Come the afternoon and there was plenty of sunshine. … Continue reading

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July 16, 2012

Summit Tree Camp is one of the best chair spots in the world! Always a great view. We had a decent breeze from the west at Summit Tree Camp, so dad and I rested and read after hiking in what … Continue reading

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July 15, 2012

Another hot, hot, hot day in Edgemont (103). Dad and I headed for Harney Peak for some cool hiking. Under a cloudy sky Harney Peak had a cool wind that whipped all the hot out of my ears. Quite nice! … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012

Not much to bark about this day other than hot, hot, hot (105)! It was darn hot at Grand View Point. Well, it was darn hot all over. I did get to take a dip in Fall River and get … Continue reading

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July 13, 2012

Dad said it was time to take it easy for a day, since it was another 100 degree day. After our jog we hopped on the motorcycle for a ride to Baker’s Bakery in Custer and a great breakfast sandwich. … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012

4,420 miles! Yup, that’s what we did in one year starting on July 13, 2011. I’m surprised I’ve got any legs left! What better way to end the mileage year on a 100 degree day than by hiking Harney Peak? … Continue reading

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July 11, 2012

A hot one today reaching that 100 degree mark. It was warm, but a good morning, to check out the wildflowers on Mathias Peak Trail… do some singing at Summit Tree Camp… and play stick! The afternoon was hot and … Continue reading

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July 10, 2012

One Coneflower still blooms on the trail to Summit Tree Camp. It was a hot hike this morning. Nonetheless, I got some extra energy toward the end of the hike and used that energy to show some fine stick play. … Continue reading

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July 09, 2012

With that rain from last Thursday the wildflowers were given a bit longer blooming time. Dad and I took advantage of it around Mathias Peak. It was a lazy day for dad and me. I’m feeling pain on my left … Continue reading

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July 08, 2012

Dad and I hiked Harney Peak as the clouds skipped past us. I loved it, cuz it was cool and the chipmunks were out and about. Dad would have preferred sun, but he got that in the afternoon and evening. … Continue reading

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July 07, 2012

Kind of a gritty morning with low clouds and mist after we got done hiking. There was some sunshine early on, so I thought I’d better use the camera right away. By the time we found this nice clump of … Continue reading

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July 06, 2012

The Prairie Coneflowers are starting to fade for the summer. Too bad that I can’t go see their abundance on Basset Back Ridge. Would you believe the Forest Service has closed down not only the White Draw Fire area, but … Continue reading

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July 05, 2012

Some summer evenings are perfection. George knew the sunset at the airport in 2007 would put on a show worthy of an early July day. George was all aglow. And the sunset? Magnificent! My evening was, gulp!, thunder boomers raining … Continue reading

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July 04, 2012

Dad and I are pretty much limited to Mathias Peak area with the White Draw Fire still burning. That’s not all bad, cuz there are some wildflowers to appreciate. And taking a nap at Summit Tree Camp is pretty darn … Continue reading

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July 03, 2012

The wind this morning blew hard from the southeast, so dad and I could see the White Draw Fire quite well from Summit Tree Camp. We also checked it out from Grand View Point. In the early morning the fire … Continue reading

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July 02, 2012

Smoke, smoke, smoke! That’s what this day was about…okay, it was also more of that near 100 degree weather too. At Igloo early in the morning, the smoke was present but not overwhelming. Traveling 20 miles north (and north of … Continue reading

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July 01, 2012

Dad and I, under a hot sun, hiked around Windsong Rise and then to Circle View Point. The Purple Prairie Clover is looking mighty fine. Mix the Purple Prairie Clover with the Prairie Coneflowers and you’ve got a sweet bouquet. … Continue reading

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