June 19, 2021

Busy day. Started with a sunrise ride at RAT

Then off-roading Engineer Pass

Michael Breen Mine ruins

As we got above the tree line and onto the shelf road, a hail storm hit – Watch the video here

but it cleared up on top, notice the hail on the windshield. Lunch spot!

Since the pass isn’t the top of Engineer Mountain, we hiked last 1/4 mile up to the 13,218 foot summit.

The actual pass…

A waterfall

Ute Ulay ghost town

A big hole in the dam

We took the long way home, something like 12 hours over the mountain and through the woods.

Two majestic elk and one derpy elk

May 31, 2021

We started the day with a hike in the La Sal Mountains to Brumely Arch, it included a waterfall, ice at the base of the waterfall and a slot canyon at the top.

I love hiking in Aspens

The arch was pretty, just tough to photograph

Then we drove toward Geyser Pass, I am never tired of this view out my windshield

Pretty trees, light and still clean Pongo

I was goofing around in the snow and got stuck, a quick tug by James and I was free. As we continued up Geyser Pass, we found a Ford Raptor deep in snow, I was able to pull him out as Beth walked ahead to report the shelf road was covered in snow and off camber… with a huge drop, so time to turn around.

So we decided to move campsites to the other side of Moab to be closer to Arches NP and a planned sunrise hike. Pongo was no longer clean…

March 8, 2017 – my morning


The box home improvement stores were not helping me, so I visited a specialty store… Debbie’s Hardware in East Rochester. They had EVERYTHING!


I had time for a quick snow shoe run before lunch, that hurt, I have not been running… I forgot how snow the tail kicks up, but I really enjoyed being out there.


Nick Tahoe’s Garbage Plates with ex-coworkers! It was great re-telling tells of old and making fun of co-workers who blew me off! Thanks Scott, Max and Annette for meeting me!

March 7, 2018


As the Riddler said, “Riddle me this, Batman” How do you exhaust a bathroom fan that is installed at the eave and the roof vent is back about a 2 feet, clue don’t ask Lowes…. they only point to an aisle.


From the song “Low Bridge” –

I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
She’s a good old worker and a good old pal
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal


I didn’t get 15 miles in on the Erie Canal, the snow was too deep… I have never called my bike Sal, but I had a great ride, and a great day.

March 6, 2018


OK this chore still sucks, even if only to help your daughter. Makes me glad to live in NC


Sleepy baby, she slept on my chest for over an hour as we watched basketball, between the dogs playing, TV and talking, she can sleep through anything!