Monday, August 20, 2007

An afternoon Hike

A lame afternoon turned around as I decided to find a trail without cars parked at the base. Driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon every trail head I passed had 3 to a dozen vehicles. I pondered where could I go. Then passing the lower Solitude Ski Resort entry I saw not 3 but one and this guy was leaving. I pulled over. I've heard the Silver Fork hike begins at the western edge of this parking lot. I jumped the gate and headed for the forest service road. I got lost on private property of the Silver Fork summer residence road. Not wanting to chance anything I doubled back and hit the cat track that wraps around to the Honeycomb lift. Later when I read my guide book I could have stayed on the private road without trouble. Anyways I wanted something short and without people. That is what I got besides one group of mountain bikers coming down, two bull moose in velvet, and a dozen bald eagles flying out of camera range (I only had the 28-80). I passed by groves of quaky aspen still with summer green. I rounded the area by stopping at an abandon mining camp. On the way down caught a brilliant sunset of colors in the clouds and still made it down before dark.
Ah a lovely hike for my only day off this week.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Ready Set Run

Ready Set Run, originally uploaded by preyingjaws.

Two Mentos Reps at the Park City Kimbal Art's Festival demonstrate their product's ability to create a soda fountain. Unlike the rest of us who haven't done this, these gals avoided the ensuing soda eruption.

Obama Speaks

Obama_IGP_2007_08_5__8212, originally uploaded by preyingjaws.

Prez Canidate Obama make a honk-n-wave appearance at Park City's Kimbal Junction on Sunday Aug 5, 2007. He spoke briefly about what his campaign is about before dashing off to a fund raiser.