Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treating

My co-worker, Annie, invited Bosco & I to dress up and go trick-or-treating with she & her son on Halloween. Riddick dressed as Mario so Bosco was a perfect Koopa Troopa to go with him! I'm pretty sure Bosco has a new friend now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blodgett Canyon Overlook

"Learn to love running mountains," David had said to me. So for my run today I chose a three mile fire ecology trail that overlooks Blodgett Canyon in the Bitterroot Mountains. This trail is a 3 mile out and back up a 400 ft gain along a rocky interpretive trail. After fighting w/ my mp3 player for a few moments, Bosco & I took off up the trail. While I may not love hill running just yet, I do love the views that you can get at the top of these peaks.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Party

Think we're to old to carve pumpkins? Well you don't know jack(-o-lantern)!

In the spirit of Halloween, some friends & I got together for some food, brew, & pumpkin carving. Here are the final results!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Hazel & Hub Lake

     Just off mile marker 26 on I-90 is a dirt road. Taking this road forces you deeper and deeper into the Bitterroot Divide, the line that separates Montana and Idaho. At a bend in the road, a trail head presents itself for conquering.

     The start of the hike takes you through a beautiful cedar forest. The smell of such a forest is intoxicating. The kind of smell that makes you forget about the elevation gain that is making your calves burn.

     Around the half way point a beautiful waterfall, Dipper Falls, seems to emerge from nowhere and you are left wishing there were a way to get a closer. Not long after Hazel Lake appears through the trees. She is a temptress though, and cannot easily be reached by her steep banks. So one is left to continue on their current path and leave Hazel in the dust.

      Three miles in and nearly all of the +1,700 ft elevation gain in the last mile, the mountains open up to a beautiful meadow & Hub Lake.

     The colors that spattered the mountainsides this time of year were just beautiful.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Night of the Cute Doggies

My dogs are so stinkin cute I can hardly stand it. I know that my dad is just dieing for a post of my dogs since I haven't done one in a while too. So Daddio, this one's for you.

Homecoming Griz Game

It was my Saturday to work today, so rather than getting up early Monday morning for tickets, Bryce & I packed a picnic & headed across the footbridge, through the tailgate parties, & up the side of Mt Sentinel around halftime (the earliest I could get there). We had the best seats out of the house! Oh, and the Griz won!