Monday, June 18, 2018
Loaded with full packs we took off on a father son adventure not knowing what to expect.
We arrived at the Skaguay Reservoir SE of Victor around 9:30 am.
Beau's lifted subaru handled the drive in with no problems.
as we rolled around a corner we spotted two young bucks in velvet, to our surprise across the road was a sight we didn't expect to see... A Wolf! Not our pic. but.
Our destination is the Skaguay Power Plant that produced power on Beaver Creek from 1901 until the plant was ruined by a colossal flood in 1965.
Our pasural hike soon changed as the canyon closed in on beaver creek, as it runs along the base of pikes peak on it's way to the Arkansas river.
Even though I had the first strike, Beau caught the first of many fish.
We hit many types of terrain including timber and one of many river crossings. This was one of the easy crossings
Boulder scrambles too
Reaching our destination provided more questions than answers. Like, how the hell did they get everything down in here?
Standing in the second story window of the main bunk house which was surrounded by iris and sweet peas planted almost a hundred years ago.
This is the only shot of the entire crew
In June of 1965 the rain started and continued for 15 days. A torrent of water crashed down the canyon killing 21 but leaving the plant untouched. With the pipeline destroyed the power plant was abandoned.
After exploring for a while we decided to wet a line. I found a great camp several hundred yards up stream from the plant.
With a high fire risk posted for the area we chose to not build any fires at the camp site but did cook up a few of Beau's trout streamside.
After a five mile hike, a day of exploring, fishing, swimming and a good meal we played some euchre
Up early the next morning, I wet a line and caught several trout before my morning coffee.
Next up Buni Vista !!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Saturday am the bees seemed pretty active.
The next thing I knew the bees swarmed about 25" up in the oak tree by the bus.
It was pretty precarious up on the bus on the ladder holding the box, shaking the branch and putting the lid on before carrying it down the ladder.
two boxes latter
I had the Queen and a bunch of bees.
Time for a relaxing dip...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Tuesday was teacher appreciation day. Thanks, not too bad after our bomb threat on Monday.
I hit the stream after school with Mart and Jace. I caught one little brown and missed a few other strikes.
The dogs and I have been hitting the timber in search of mushrooms and we found this log with all kinds of oyster spawn just waiting to bust,
After this little cluster and a few singles
I made an offering at the alter
and today after a long spring I finely got enough for a taste.
Now it's time for Susie to take over.
And now it's time to finely time to enjoy!