Tag Archives: fall

the larch

Where we have the Larch Pilgrimage from Moraine Lake (in the Valley of the Ten Peaks), up to the Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass. I found out afterwards that this is some sort of Rocky Mountains tourist mecca – well, more accurately I found out as we were walking, and there were all these other people walking next to us. “What are you all doing here?” I asked. “This is a nice hike,” I said, “but I’ve done many others that were also nice, and no-one else was doing them.” “It’s written up!” they said “in the guide books and … Continue reading the larch

making a crunchy pudding from the bones of americans

Driving to work along the highway this morning: notice leaves are looking increasingly yellow. Combined with snow on surrounding peaks, begin to suspect it isn’t Summer any more. Contemplate purchasing worm farm. Will not help fend off approaching winter months, but will reduce production of bags of rubbish. Also will be able to have pet outside-worms, which is considerable bonus. Resolve to raise the issue at next board meeting.   Up at Whiteman’s Gap, feeling the breeze of a surprise chinook as the sun sets   Watch WALL-E and Get Smart, and am amused by both. No repeat of the … Continue reading making a crunchy pudding from the bones of americans

rewind – the colorado story

So, I’ll take a break from packing my bags for the trip back to Australia to give a rewind account of the Colorado adventure. Flying into Colorado, we had some trouble adjusting to the fact it was flat. Really flat. All through Denver and Boulder, up until the point where it suddenly shot up to about 10,000 feet. We’d been hoping to climb the Third Flatiron that night, but we were tired, and weren’t sure about the descent, so we decided to eat lots of food and sleep instead. As the moon was peeking above the horizon on the evening … Continue reading rewind – the colorado story