Archive for April, 2013

McKinney ruins

April 12, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on McKinney ruins

After the Flint rock trail the Homestead trail connects back up with Onion creek and some old mill ruins… here Chief and Cachina check out the old mill ruins and Vernal pools..

+ one of the views along the way..a little tight through the bushes.. LOL..

Chief and Cachina check out the ruins

Chief and Cachina check out the ruins

 

 

An Old Picnic table that looks like it will stand the test of time

An Old Picnic table that looks like it will stand the test of time

 

 

The Pups on the last step down to the creek

The Pups on the last step down to the creek

 

 

Vernal pools

Vernal pools

 

 

Vernal Pools

Vernal Pools

 

 

A View?

A View?

Flint rock Loop

April 11, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Flint rock Loop

We have a new short trail out at Mckinney falls St. Park which is the closest state park to Austin.

The Flint rock Loop adds 2.25 miles to the homestead trail loop which is about 4 miles.. makes for a decent hike.. headed out to test out the new terrain with Chief and Cachina.. not to bad!

turning off onto the new trail

turning off onto the new trail

 

The old Mckinney homestead

The old Mckinney homestead

 

new trail

new trail

 

It loops around this cool pond

It loops around this cool pond

 

Winter tree

Winter tree

 

Oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms

Last few from the boat

April 10, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Last few from the boat

What can I say.. I love the cobalt blue skies and beautiful vistas…and the trees… it just all comes together..

Trees on Sundown

Trees on Sundown

 

Moonlight

Moonlight

 

Tres hora

Tres hora

 

The Valley

The Valley

 

closet

closet

 

SBS

SBS

Just riding the lift

April 9, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Just riding the lift

Jen actually snapped these shots with the little cam… riding the Sundown express on a beautiful day!

heading to the top

heading to the top

 

 

blue skies

blue skies

 

 

Sundown

Sundown

 

 

Jen and I

Jen and I

 

 

The Elbow on Broadway

The Elbow on Broadway

 

 

is that a moose?!

is that a moose?!

Back on the slopes

April 8, 2013  |  Family  |  2 Comments

After Visiting a few fun places.. there was skiing to do!

Heading to Sunshine bowl

Heading to Sunshine bowl

 

Cobalt blue skies

Cobalt blue skies

 

Riding the Gondy

Riding the Gondy

 

Jen

Jen

 

Dad and I

Dad and I

Some Favorite Places

April 5, 2013  |  Family  |  1 Comment

A few of my favorite places…Johnny B. Goods! The top of Storm Peak…Trees on Broadway…and hanging with the family…

Jiving Joe Kelly and Bob at the top of Storm peak

Jiving Joe Kelly and Bob at the top of Storm peak

 

top of the rock in the Broadway trees

top of the rock in the Broadway trees

 

Johnny B's

Johnny B’s

 

Johnny B. Goods

Johnny B. Goods

 

JBG's

JBG’s

 

Mike's Living room

Mike’s Living room

 

Kate!

Kate!

 

Jen and Mom

Jen and Mom

Out and About

April 4, 2013  |  Family  |  1 Comment
Tommy and I

Tommy and I

 

The Crew

The Crew

 

The Whole Crew!

The Whole Crew!

 

All the Trees are lit up

All the Trees are lit up

 

Condo land

Condo land

 

Love these lit sidewalks

Love these lit sidewalks

Jen and I had a wonderful dinner with Tommy Herzog and his wife Kate.. Love that Ore house! I also have some shots here of the gang hitting the slopes!

 

Lunch!

April 3, 2013  |  Family  |  4 Comments

After a long morning of skiing we piled into the bear run for some waffle fries and a beer! The ONLY way to ski!

 

Dad!

Dad!

 

Love!

Love!

 

Kate

Kate

 

Terri

Terri

 

Kate and Terri

Kate and Terri

 

A little Air

A little Air

Mark’s Birthday!

April 2, 2013  |  Family  |  2 Comments

Got out with the crew for Mark’s Birthday… a little Paintball and then a cold beer! Fantastic day!

Happy birthday Mark!

Mark lines up a Tall Tale

Mark lines up a Tall Tale

 

The Crew

The Crew

 

James

James

 

Mark

Mark

 

OOOF!

OOOF!

Half Pipe

April 1, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Half Pipe

Some Last looks here at Steamboat.. the 4 points hut and more of that beautiful cobalt blue sky… and one shot of me from the half pipe that Jen Shot!

Half pipe carving

Half pipe carving

 

The Great White one

The Great White one

 

Trees lining the Face

Trees lining the Face

 

Storm Peak Face

Storm Peak Face

 

4 points Hut

4 points Hut