Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Kolden Report: Bone Trail Bliss, February 6, 2014

Hello, kids!

I had the starch taken out of me last week when I had my left shoulder repaired.  I'm looking forward to the other side of healing.  More on this in a future report.  For you squeamish sorts, I'll start with a warning. 

Next, if you are tired of annoying phone calls from solicitors at your home, I have the solution.  Simply say:  Please remove me from your call list, I do not wish to receive calls.  Apparently there is a federal law preventing callers from saying anything other than "Yes, Ma'am".    I feel that since I'm paying for the telephone service, I'll decide who will be allowed to call me! 

When I last left you, we were touring along the lake.  Back to that trip....

When syrup came in a gallon can.

Lake shore layers.  (Love the red brush and blue water next to one another.)

Double vision.

The BIG picture.  (For those of you unfamiliar with Fort Peck Lake, remember this is just one TINY bay on a very large lake.)

Road MUCH less traveled.  (Not a good place to breakdown, be stuck in the mud, etc).

Lesser of two evils.  (Typically, if I can walk across without sinking in, Whitey can make it too.  Not this time.  We got to test the winch in black, sticky, stinky, slimy creek mud.  Our tracks in the grass on the right.  Oddly, it was the one trip where the axe didn't make it into our kit.  Having spied a loose fence post a mile or so back, I took off hiking.  Fortunately, we were able to drive our anchor in with it and get ourselves out.  Lesson learned. Or maybe two.)

Fuzzy wuzzy.

Yucca forest.

Yes, we were a VERY long way from NOWHERE. 

Later, we arrived Bone trail campground/boat ramp to find several hearty Elk hunters out on the water.

Slowly setting sun paints picture pink.

Golden glow.  (Albeit a bit abstract.)

Drive by. 

That AHHHHHHHHH purely peaceful moment my soul craves.    One subscriber described her time at the lake as "soul candy".  Well put, Char!

"...and the night, has come....." - Ben E. King

Hunters paradise.  (AKA:  All the comforts of home.)

"I see...a bad moon arising.'" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Starry, starry night." - Don McLean

The big picture.  (Star trails due to timed exposure.)

Stay tuned, more to come.  Remember I'm working with" half as much" so it is taking me "twice as long"!

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn


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