Category Archives: Trip Report

Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 1)

Thursday, driving Squirrel to school, he laid his criteria down upon me.   When I pitched the initial idea of a daddy-date, I really was thinking I’d be on the hook for some animatronic pizza and maybe seeing a new Marvel … Continue reading

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Paternal Epiphany

My greatest paternal epiphany to date begins, not unusually, with Kat.  He’s been putzing out on me lately.  After two weeks of frigid monsoon April mayhem, May finally arrived like your first sane adult girlfriend and the weekend was going … Continue reading

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Butterfield Hiking Trail – 1/2/16

(all the pictures in this entry were taken by Lucky.  I was too busy playing guide to worry with cameras) <- Day 1 After dinner, we stoked the fire and sat on the rocks surrounding it.   Now and again one … Continue reading

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Butterfield Hiking Trail – 1/1/16

Pre-Trip planning: I really wanted to wow my neighbor & new hiking buddy with a phenomenal meal on his first night so, of course, I went with fillets.   Picked up a couple of 7-8 oz. fillets, a cluster of asparagus, … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 ending & day 3

East Saline Creek to Little Mo./Athens-Big Fork Junction Trailhead ~7 miles Saturday night was just beautiful. After we ate a few helpings of dinner, Kat went down to the stream to rinse out the pots.   I piddled around camp some, … Continue reading

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ERL – Anecdotal Aside

Mentioned earlier that I am an incurable people-watcher.  There was one girl I saw out on the trail that didn’t make it into that day’s trip report, but still lingers in my mind.   Was a good-sized group, looked like a … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Food Interlude

Thanks to those of you following the latest trip report and urging me onward with your likes.  Whenever Kat and I head out for a Man Hike, I always try to plan one improbable meal that goes beyond anything you’d … Continue reading

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