Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lightning Strikes Twice

I came home from happy hour on Friday to find a letter from the National Park Service - Dinosaur National Mounment. I picked it up and my first thought was "this is a pretty fat letter for them to tell me I didn't get a permit."

Yampa River - May 25th, 2008

Yeeee, and might I add, haaaawwww!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Green River 2/9

This weekend I, as Steve Schmidt so eloquently put it, "dealt chanced weather and treacherous road conditions, and was rewarded with some nice fish and a solitary river."

I-80 was a mess with trucks jackknifed all over the place. I have a way of convincing myself that "it won't be that bad" but it was really bad. I wouldn't have gone if I knew it would have been that slick. It was dumb. But cabin fever forces you to do irrational things. Once I got there all was forgotten, as I felt the sun beat down and watched some nice fish work the surface.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dory Builders Unite

If you are interested in dories, be sure to check out the driftboat builder's discussion forum over at www.montana-riverboats.com. Hosted by Sandy Pittendridgh (who designed my boat) and sponsored (and contributed to) by a who's who of dory builders, this is the place to get your questions answered.

And check out Sandy's cool new logo - based on a photo I took of Dave Inskeep in his dory "Hellgrammite" charging Granite Rapid in the Grand Canyon in March of 07. Thanks Sandy!