40°57’26.05”N 106°15’28.85”W Elev 9;093
To 40°26’59.83”N 106°12’17.63”W Elev 8,865
My client wanted me to do an assignment in Walden, CO that they were willing to pay for 124 miles automobile expense. I declined, citing the route was up and down slot canyons and a high mountain pass. Further, I said when I go to that town I go by way of Laramie, WY and the route is 161 miles (which is also 20 minutes faster, driving time).
They then asked me if I would do the assignment if they paid me for 161 miles. I said, “yes”. Much to my surprise, I was given the assignment.
My acceptance was along the lines of, “Shucks, I thought your supervisor would say, “No”. Now I’m stuck doing it. Per feedback, that caused much laughter in their office.
Friday I did the assignment. Luckily, I was able to do two other assignments on the return trip for a total distance of 350 miles. A profitable day.
North Park was formed by an ice dam several thousand years ago and faint outlines of the ancient shoreline can still be seen. The waters drain into the North Platte River near Saratoga, WY.
ATTN: “Earth Guardians
A small town that somehow survives on tourists, hunters, logging, oil drilling, local ranchers and isolation from any big towns.
The local rodeo has taken place during a snow storm.
I took some time to pay my respects to maternal relatives resting here.
In my youth I spent many summers working relative’s hay fields.
Wyoming Gas Price
Gives firearms owners a bad name – Jerks!Guts and Determination
A branch railroad connecting to the Union Pacific mainline in Wyoming operated here for almost one hundred years. Today we can admire the grit of those railroaders. To them it was probably just a job of work coping with blizzards, sub zero temperatures and rock slides.
This doesn’t look like a great year for fall colors. Most of the aspen have lost their leaves and the cottonwoods aren’t much.
Transitioning from Wyoming into Colorado.
Cadet LCDR White and I attended the annual Military Officer Association of America dinner tonight at the Piedmont club in Spartanburg, SC.
Cadet White gave an awesome 5 minute speech on the unit and her plans for the future. Cadet White gave a Very Impressive speech and the audience loved her.
Great Job CO !!!
Senior this year and an honor student since 1st Grade. She is in the marching band, too. Her older brother is in the South Carolina National Guard as a 5th generation soldier. Younger brother is now in the marching band but is, alas, far from honor student status. He is just a good hearted kid and that is ok with me.
Last Wednesday FJB locked up 53,804 acres of public land with no regard for existing water rights, grazing permits, or public access to public lands. Since the US Government stole the land from ranchers Frank and Pauline Byers one could say nothing has changed.
Where was someone with a 81mm mortar?
As always, YMMV