Another magical journey above 12,000ft last weekend, northern
The above image is not manipulated. As far as I can tell, the image’s focal sharpening was the result of me walking forward while taking the picture. I have never before been able to create this effect at the camera.
40° 36' N; 105° 56' W
County/Second Level Region
This was a special occasion for my buddy Keyrock (Eric) as he earned his PhD in molecular biology from CU boulder the previous week. This trip was the celebration and gift from his support crew.
Sadie at Ruby Jewel Lake 2007. (My favorite image of the trip)
On day two the group hiked up to the
We had snacks at the lake and pointed out our favorite ski runs before heading back to the yurt for the celebration feast!
Apple smoked bacon wrapped shrimp kabobs.
Some of us pitched in and got Keyrock a new grill smoker for a job well done. He insisted on dragging it up to the yurt for its madden firing and we didn't argue. What a firing it was! A heroic three day effort.
Totals for the weekend:(not kidding)
4 marinated pork loins
4 racks Baby back ribs
30+ Bacon Wrapped shrimp
4 poblano peppers*
1 bundle Asparagus*
1 veggie burger (theres always one.) *
2 bags charcoal
2 branches of Apple wood
Guests are expect to leave the yurt in better condition than they found it.
Here is the yurt we found on Day 1.
Split and stock firewood.
Clean dishes, kitchen, table and folding chairs.
Sweep and mop floors
Empty ashes and clean wood burning stove
Shovel snow on deck and Steps (not today)
Jason,Mara,Keyrock,Sadie(dog), Jay, Katie,Kimmy, EZ
The yurt, about half of the group and the new smoker.
Yurting sure is fun, I hope to make it back next year.