Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for Oct. 2012

October 31, 2012

Dad and I had a great jog on Basset Back Ridge and Windsong Rise this morning!!! I sure know why George loved jogging this area. It’s terrific sitting near a favorite George spot on Windsong Rise and seeing trees that … Continue reading

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October 30, 2012

A pleasant fall day today, even though there were far too many clouds in the afternoon. I took out the super sharp 100mm lens for portrait photos with a couple of different backgrounds. Blue sky… Golden grass at the airport… … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012

What can I bark more about that awful winter in October 2009? George, the tough guy, no doubt about that; the early snow didn’t stop him from wandering out to the Gold Rocks and back. I also went to the … Continue reading

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October 28, 2012

Not the spectacular Ponderosa Sky of yesterday, but I did find the sky interesting at times. Like at sunrise… We did get enough sun to keep our hike decent. Dad and I went around Mathias Peak again. The highpoint of … Continue reading

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October 27, 2012

Who would have guessed? On our jog the sky was looking like this. I thought the weather folks might be right with the forecast for cloudy skies. But, on our hike and the rest of the day, Ponderosa Sky! The … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012

It was kinda tough getting going this morning because of a dreary sky. But as time passed it made for interesting lighting at the Basset Arroyos. Dad and I walked the Mickelson Trail where we saw occasional sun and pretty … Continue reading

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October 25, 2012

Hang on to yer ears, cuz I got a lot of photos to show you from this morning. I didn’t know if we would have any sun at all, since those weather folks had predicted mostly cloudy skies. So, when … Continue reading

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October 24, 2012

Bark about hating a day where it precipitates all day long. Dad and I had to run in the rain this morning. Not fun. When I got home all I could think of was trying to get warm. Dad felt … Continue reading

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October 23, 2012

Let me bark about my day. Cows… Trains… Burned out woods… And oh yeah, not a bad sunrise… The morning started out shaky, but later on the sky turned into big sky beautiful. Dad and I spent lots and lots … Continue reading

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October 22, 2012

Gritty sky day today. You know it’s not going to good when you start out the jog with this type of sky in the morning. Even worse is when you see rainbows forming to the west. The rainbows are pretty, … Continue reading

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October 21, 2012

Will you look at this stuff back on George’s October 21st, 2006?!! Dad and George had a good run on Basset Back Ridge, but that October fickle weather had turned to winter that morning. My morning started rather iffy, no … Continue reading

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October 20, 2012

I wanted to show you the difference in size between a Canon 5D II and the Sony NEX-7. That Canon is as big as my head. No wonder it’s tough to carry around. While I was at it, I thought … Continue reading

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October 19, 2012

Really, it doesn’t get much better than taking in the vista from Summit Tree Camp when the hiking weather is great. Mathias Peak was looking darn good on this morning. Okay, there is something better than the great vista from … Continue reading

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October 18, 2012

Happy Ears to the Wind Ridge Day!!!! And I’m happy to bark that Ears to the Wind Ridge was living up to its name today. That would be a big, “Yes sir, Captain!” Dad and I had a windy, sooty … Continue reading

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October 17, 2012

Looking at this picture you might surmise that it wasn’t a pleasant day; you know, wind, clouds, not so warm. And it’s true that when we left Edgemont, it was darn cloudy and windy. It was darn windy on Old … Continue reading

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October 16, 2012

It’s about time dad brought a camera along for a good sunrise photo! Actually two photos, if you’re counting. I think that I look pretty darn good with a sunrise 🙂 And George was looking pretty darn good with the … Continue reading

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October 15, 2012

There’s still some fall color around. Always a welcome sight. Some blue sky today. At times it was looking pretty darn nice on the Mickelson Trail. Even better was the opportunity to enjoy the 75 degree weather by taking the … Continue reading

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October 14, 2012

You just know the hike is going to be a good one when there is a Ponderosa Sky and cool temperatures. Dad and I hiked quite the distance this morning, cuz of the great weather. We started out on Red … Continue reading

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October 13, 2012

George was having a terrific morning on this day in 2008. Looking good overlooking Mountain Lion Gulch. And looking very good at Ponderosa Thicket. Humph! Edgemont wasn’t looking so good this morning, so dad and I headed for sun and … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012

Hey, we got a pretty decent Ponderosa Sky this morning. It was pretty nice on Windsong Rise when I parked myself in front of trees that had not burned. Stopped by Magenta Point for a the view. The trees from … Continue reading

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October 11, 2012

I dunno sometimes. Seems to me if the forecast says mostly sunny skies then it shouldn’t be mostly cloudy most of the day. But what do I know? Dad and I were at Buena Vista on the Mickelson Trail when … Continue reading

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October 10, 2012

Arrhhoo-oo-o!!! A great hiking day. Look at that sky above me as I climb the trail to George’s Island in the Sky. Dad and I wanted to look at Grand Basset Tree. It’s standing, but still makes dad and I … Continue reading

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October 09, 2012

Another gloomy morning, bark about tiresome! It didn’t rain or snow so that’s a good thing. Our hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail and then Mathias Peak area was good despite the cloud cover. Come the afternoon the wind came … Continue reading

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October 08, 2012

Yup, that cold Sunday morning did in all the fall color for this year. Of course, we still have the burned areas for orange fall like colors. Dad and I hiked around Circle View Point and Windsong Rise this morning. … Continue reading

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October 07, 2012

That darn snow from yesterday was still around Mathias Peak this morning. Guess the low temperature of 16 last night didn’t help things much. No snow at Summit Tree Camp, however. Dad and I took a walk along the Fall … Continue reading

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October 06, 2012

So what weather would you rather have in the first week of October? This? Or this? Yeah, our hike on Mathias Peak was winter like, no doubt. The afternoon in Edgemont was much better, more fall like, if you know … Continue reading

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October 05, 2012

Geez, it did snow this morning. I mean, come on, it’s bit early don’t you think? (I know, I know, it’s the Black Hills). There wasn’t snow accumulating on the ground, but I sure got soaked and cold on our … Continue reading

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October 04, 2012

That white stuff up above would be clouds We got some of them today, but it did make the sky interesting as dad and I appreciated the waning fall colors. Our long walk on the Mickelson Trail turned out to … Continue reading

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October 03, 2012

Hey, those nutty weather folks predicted mostly cloudy skies today, so the rising sun was a bit of surprise. And to the west…well, look at the moon in crystal clear skies! Certainly good news, and even better the skies were … Continue reading

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October 01, 2012

After snapping some train photos, dad and I once again headed down the Mickelson Trail… to make our way into Sheep Canyon and Miller’s Thicket. An intense azure sky made the colors crisp and delightful. Beautiful! George’s first day of … Continue reading

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