Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day Hike Heise Mountain

Our long day hike. We wanted to go to Yellowstone today but they got a foot of snow last night so we had to stay south. We went up to Heise at about nine this morning. It was cold but clear. We reached the summit at about one and it was sprinkling a little but we found a cool place to camp with a nice fire ring and a flat area for the tent. We were talking about coming back sometime with our overnight packs to camp but then we realized how much that would suck because today we only had our day packs that weigh about 20 lbs. and our overnight packs weigh over 60 lbs.  

We had lunch and rested for about 30 min and was able to take some cool pics of the whole valley. But due to a rain storm approaching in the distance we decided to get a move on and head back down it was a lot faster coming down. We were at the truck and headed home by 5:30. Made it down with out getting wet.  Oh yea!!!
Well got to get rested up for this weekend! We are planing on hiking Yellowstone's back country. We have 4 full days to hike it will be fun hope the weather will corporate if not I always have a back up... Moab anyone? It is the most torturous mountain biking on the planet!!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


 Snow!!!!  Well Em is off today and we are stuck in the house. It has been so nice this week it even got into the 70's friday. I just want it to warm up... Well making some cream cheese brownies to cope it old mans winters woes.

Friday, May 14, 2010

overnight trip well almost!!!

Well Em had to work friday so we didn't get to hit the trail till late. We went to the snake river up by Kelly canyon its only about 30min from the house for a nice overnighter. We put are packs on and headed up the trail. We walked about 2 miles up the trail found a small stream and started setting up camp. We wanted to go farther but it was 7 and would be getting dark soon. We pitched the tent I walked upstream and found a nice tree to hang the bear bag while em started building a fire ring. We built a small fire and made a nice dinner of chili cheese mac. It was one of those freeze dried meals that taste really good but will give you the craps if you eat too much. As we finished dinner a man came up on a four wheeler that had 5 gal buckets strapped all over it. He came over and was tellin me that they were baiting bears over the ridge about a quarter mile away and he just wanted to give us a heads up. I was ok with that but Em was freaking out! She tore her pack apart and to pull out her bear mace and bear bell so she was ready to take on the wilderness. I was sitting by the camp fire while Em was sawing wood. 
She looked like she was having the time of her life, but I think she was just trying to keep busy so she wouldn't think about the bears. I kept hearing some rustling in the distance so I went over to investigate. It was a momma bear and two cubs! They had crossed the stream and walked up the trail about ten feet from us. I came back to camp and asked Em if she really wanted to stay and this was the last chance to leave since it was almost dark. She said I guess, then I took her to see the bear tracks and she turned around and started tearing down the tent. I have never seen her pack that fast! with her head lamp on and her bear mace at her side she was practically running out of the woods. About a mile away from the truck there was a really dark spot on the trail and Em stopped and made me get in front in case a bear attacked us. It was like going through the haunted house all over again. She was hanging all over me like she was afraid the boogie man was going to get her. We made it out alive. And it was a good thing for the Cowboy Cadillac. This huge truck was stuck in the mud and was trying to get pulled out using a small rope, no bigger than a fish stringer. I happen to have a cheap tow rope that I figured would break and of course it did. When it broke they all just stood around like what do we do now? So I tied the rope back together told em how to straighten out their vehicles and of course it worked. I told them that I know a lot about getting stuck on muddy dirt roads. lol Thats about it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bike part

Well not sure how it happened but it happened I broke my bike while riding mesa falls trail this week now it crunch time to get it fixed for my ride this weekend.  I was riding this muddy, rocky, snowy trail it was so hard going up but on my way back down i was out of control it was like riding down a slip and slide. I bent my chain rings on a death cookie in the trail, and that wasn't the real bad part I had to ride the remainder of the way back with few gears. It took forever.                Well here is the new parts ready for the trail. 
Here was the new part after one ride it did great!!