Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for June 2012

June 30, 2012

The big news for today is the White Draw Fire, which is the name for the fire that has burned all of Red Canyon Rim Trail. So far the fire has burned 3,000 acres and is only 10% contained. There … Continue reading

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June 29, 2012

Fire on Red Canyon Rim Trail! Last year it was Basset Back Ridge and now fire is burning through Red Canyon Rim Trail and is growing this evening. I’m keeping my paws crossed that the fire doesn’t burn in George’s … Continue reading

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June 28, 2012

Bark about a lazy, hazy (okay and maybe crazy) day of summer. There was enough haze to dampen the sun’s output, but the temperature still managed to get to 96. Under that hazy lighting, dad and I looked at the … Continue reading

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June 27, 2012

George sure had a good look at the Prickly Poppies and the Bull Thistles back in 2009. Red Canyon Rim Trail had a great year for wildflowers, and George got to take plenty of photos. As I’ve barked before, Red … Continue reading

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June 26, 2012

A good reason to hike Harney Peak today. Yeah, that’s the temperature in Edgemont when dad and I got home. Bark about hot! On our hike to Harney Peak, I was roasting by the time we got to Cathedral Spires … Continue reading

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June 25, 2012

George’s favorite flower will always be Pasque Flowers, but he would tell you in 2009 that Harebells are nothing short of astounding too. Just look at them. Have I barked this before, the wildflowers always look better with a basset? … Continue reading

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June 24, 2012

Oh puppy! I do think the Coneflowers are superlative. Don’t you? Dad and I had a great day on the motorcycle after our hiking on Windsong Rise and Basset Back Ridge. We had lunch at Prairie Berry Winery, and then … Continue reading

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June 23, 2012

A hot hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail this morning, no doubt. The view from Howling Rock was stupendous as usual. The cooler air in Ponderosa Thicket was a welcome relief, and the dappled light made for a nice spot … Continue reading

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June 22, 2012

Puppy oh puppy, what a great day to hike Harney Peak! Dad and I had a great time. I saw a Marmot, so I had a really great time! Plus we stopped at Baker’s Bakery for a buffalo burger. In … Continue reading

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June 21, 2012

Dog oh dog, does this picture capture today’s morning! Blue sky, sun, and wildflowers on Basset Back Ridge. I’ve got something to woof about Sunflowers; they’re great to look at but a basset gets too close to them and the … Continue reading

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June 20, 2012

The morning on this longest day of the year was topsy-turvy with sunshine and a couple of showers. Dad and I worked on the server at the newspaper office and then headed to Igloo bridge for train action. We got … Continue reading

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June 19, 2012

George was headed home from Colorado when he got this photo of his trip through Wyoming. The day had threatened rain near Cheyenne, but the skies were clearing as he and dad approached Edgemont. How could they resist stopping to … Continue reading

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June 18, 2012

Today was a lot like yesterday, though the clouds moved in earlier in the afternoon than yesterday. Dad and I again hiked Red Canyon Rim Trail, looking for wildflowers. We then rested and cooled off at Cheyenne River View. I … Continue reading

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June 17, 2012

A real cooker today. On Red Canyon Rim Trail there were moments where I thought that I just couldn’t keep going. But pick a nice spot to quit like in the Purple Prairie Clover. The shade of the Ponderosa trees … Continue reading

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June 16, 2012

What a terrific morning on Basset Back Ridge! The wildflowers just keep on coming. Even the Harebells are still looking good. How awesome is that?!!! I had a great time today riding the motorcycle and enjoying a splendid summer’s day. … Continue reading

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June 15, 2012

Well, those weather guys predicted a cloudy day today, so wouldn’t you know it, there was plenty of sun in the morning and part of the afternoon (that’s when the thunderstorms developed). Dad and I rode the motorcycle to take … Continue reading

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June 14, 2012

The Purple Prairie Clover is coming along nicely, including along Red Canyon Rim Trail. How strange to see Gumweed blooming so early! Definitely a strange year. George in 2009 took a trip down to Igloo Bridge for some train action. … Continue reading

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June 13, 2012

The day started out bright and sunny, great for stopping to sniff the wildflowers. There’s still a few Penstamon blooming. Here’s one with the Sweet Clover and Coneflowers on Robinson Flats. The Prairie Coneflowers look better each day right now. … Continue reading

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June 12, 2012

Dad and I hiked Basset Back Ridge and Robinson Flats under plenty of clouds. When we did get sun, I took note of the Coneflowers on Robinson Flats. And I really took note of the Prairie Coneflower starting to bloom. … Continue reading

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June 11, 2012

It was another great morning at Toadstool Geological Park. Well…except for a little (and I emphasize little!) altercation with a Porcupine. Dad wasn’t pleased and told me that he knew I had not learned my lesson from last year’s Porcupine … Continue reading

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June 10, 2012

I have to woof it again, the Spiderwort in the burn area is impressive. The Purple Coneflowers are doing pretty well too. See? Beautiful sky day with windy, cool, fresh air. Dad got a lot of reading done, while I … Continue reading

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June 09, 2012

Making the climb to Basset Back Ridge one still sees some bleak areas from last year’s fire. But arrhooo-o, once on the top of Basset Back Ridge, I can’t help but being pleased with all the new growth. Did I … Continue reading

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June 08, 2012

Ugly, foggy morning in Edgemont…But!, I didn’t have to stay in the fog, cuz dad and I could hike Red Canyon Rim Trail. Under crystal blue skies I sat on Howling Rock and snickered at the fog in the valley. … Continue reading

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June 07, 2012

Bark about heavy thunderstorms today! None of them hit Edgemont, thank goodness, but I could see them traveling north of us as they headed to Custer, which got golf ball size hail and torrential rain. Whew. My dad was much … Continue reading

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June 06, 2012

A beautiful morning for hiking Basset Back Ridge and Windsong Rise. The wildflowers are still looking mighty fine, especially those Harebells on Windsong Rise. But I won’t complain about the Sunflowers on Basset Back Ridge either. Plus the Bull Thistles … Continue reading

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June 05, 2012

Coneflowers are starting to flower. Red Canyon Rim Trail continues to have a disappointing year for wildflowers. There aren’t many Coneflowers along the way this year…sigh. After our hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail (on a hot, windy, and lots … Continue reading

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June 04, 2012

It was a day of pink and red flowers on Basset Back Ridge for George in 2007. George thought the morning quite grand. And it was indeed a grand morning for a grand basset. My morning on Red Canyon Rim … Continue reading

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June 03, 2012

The sweet clover isn’t having a banner year, but it is looking good on this warm summer day. The hike around Windsong Rise and Basset Back Ridge was more than a bit toasty for this basset. The last tromp on … Continue reading

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June 02, 2012

We got back to summer today. It wasn’t too bad on our hike on Basset Back Ridge, but by afternoon the thermometer managed to hit the 90 degree mark (great for a motorcycle ride). The Spiderwort still looks great on … Continue reading

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June 01, 2012

It’s Bluegrass Festival in Edgemont today and tomorrow. So come on over and listen to the music. Darn nice evening for it too, I might add. Under some pretty cloudy skies in the morning, I still got some sunlight to … Continue reading

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