Archive for December, 2014

Rolling in for Christmas

December 31, 2014  |  Family  |  2 Comments

We Rolled in for Christmas and had a Swinging time!!  It was Katie’s birthday!

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Thanksgiving

December 30, 2014  |  Family  |  Comments Off on Thanksgiving

Catching up on the Holidays here… Thanksgiving at our house with the Scott’s!

The house is ready for the holidays

The house is ready for the holidays

 

Valeri and Phil do some prep

Valeri and Phil do some prep

 

Mark and Evelyn

Mark and Evelyn

 

Early Christmas Presents for the Kids

Early Christmas Presents for the Kids

 

Wow!

Wow!

 

Chase and Liam Get chuck into a rousing game of fetch

Chase and Liam Get chuck into a rousing game of fetch

 

Walter

Walter

 

Early Christmas!

Early Christmas!

 

A Classic from Martha

A Classic from Martha

Holiday Gingerbread houses

December 29, 2014  |  Food  |  2 Comments

We are in the Christmas week here and here are some shots from an Annual holiday Gingerbread house party…

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Descending Swiftcurrent

December 27, 2014  |  Vacation  |  1 Comment

The Trail gets steep and exposed as you descend swift current pass..2000 feet down into the valley…

Jimmy showing a little perspective on the massiveness of this pass

Jimmy showing a little perspective on the massiveness of this pass

 

Waterfalls coming off the Glaciers

Waterfalls coming off the Glaciers

 

The Crew...on the ragged edge

The Crew…on the ragged edge

 

The Trail goes Down!

The Trail goes Down!

 

Looking off the edge of the trail

Looking off the edge of the trail

 

The Swiftcurrent valley

The Swiftcurrent valley

Over the Pass

December 26, 2014  |  Vacation  |  1 Comment

The Weather looked better up and over the pass.. it was gusting winds and light rain, but we were going to drop elevation soon!

Seeing the West side for the first time

Seeing the West side for the first time

 

We have to walk to the end of that valley

We have to walk to the end of that valley

 

Chain of Lakes

Chain of Lakes

 

Looking off to the right

Looking off to the right

 

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Granite Park Chalet

December 19, 2014  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Granite Park Chalet

Half Way! and Lunch time.. at the very historic Granite park Chalet. On this day the clouds were moving in and we considered cutting the hike short due to weather conditions. Our next couple miles were up and over swift current pass and with rain and what not, that could be a problem..we pressed on..

 

its getting dark out as we arrive at the Chalet

its getting dark out as we arrive at the Chalet

 

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Bunk House near the Chalet

 

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Info Center in the Chalet

 

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Rain is very light as I look back on one of the switchbacks on Swift current

Rain is very light as I look back on one of the switchbacks on Swift current

What did we eat?

December 18, 2014  |  Food  |  1 Comment

Well, Lots of good stuff! Dacat and I got over to Hoovers cooking!

Chicken And Waffles at Hoovers cooking

Chicken And Waffles at Hoovers cooking

 

Aus Tex Wings at Hoovers

Aus Tex Wings at Hoovers

 

Sandwich and fruit at work

Sandwich and fruit at work

 

Bulgar and Butternut squash salad at work

Bulgar and Butternut squash salad at work

 

Jerk Ribs with Jalapeño creamed spinach, mac and cheese and fries

Jerk Ribs with Jalapeño creamed spinach, mac and cheese and fries

Ran into some Big horn

December 17, 2014  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Ran into some Big horn

We were almost to Granite Park Chalet for lunch on the High Line Trail and we ran into some Big Horn Sheep Browsing above the trail. The Views were Epic and the Clouds were settling back in.

 

Big Horn Sheep

Big Horn Sheep

 

Everyone Loves this Bush

Everyone Loves this Bush

 

Trail up to Granite Park

Trail up to Granite Park

 

Looking down from that same spot

Looking down from that same spot

 

Clouds are rolling in

Clouds are rolling in

 

Granite Park Chalet, it looks so close!

Granite Park Chalet, it looks so close!

Into the Clouds

December 16, 2014  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Into the Clouds

For the first half of the trail it did not really outright rain, and it looked as if it might lift for a bit. then we started the slow ascend up Haystack butte and up to the half way point of Granite park Chalet. The Clouds moved in, and Thick..

The Highline trail is Damp and slippery

The Highline trail is Damp and slippery

 

It looks like its Lifting..

It looks like its Lifting..

 

Its Not lifting..

Its Not lifting..

 

Emerging past Haystack butte we can see the garden wall for the first time

Emerging past Haystack butte we can see the garden wall for the first time

 

Almost Halfway! .08 to go to lunch

Almost Halfway! .08 to go to lunch

High Line Trail

December 15, 2014  |  Vacation  |  1 Comment

Jen, Her Bother Jimmy and I took off on the High Line Trail..15 or so miles up and over Swift current pass to Many Glacier from the top of Logan pass. We left early and it was COLD and Rainy.. we were in for a FUN day!

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