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Sunday work..

Had to drive in this morning to help fix a server problem at work. Could maybe see three blocks in the smog….

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Sunday Morning

The view from our driveway. Not sure if this is more fog or smoke. Whatever it is, it’s twice as sense as yesterday. Can’t see more than 3 houses away.

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Where there’s smoke

It’s bad here. AQI is 310 making us the worst air quality in the world. Literally. Here is what our neighborhood looked like at about 6am this morning. It’s like standing over the smoke from a campfire out there.

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Thought for the day

2020 is really not our year… Bleh!

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Welcome!

I’ve been away from this space for quite a while now and have decided to move off Facebook until after the election and focus my energy positively in this space.    ~Pat

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A long trip: The Dog Blog

Today was a beautiful one, book-ended by a golden dawn over the Umatilla Valley and a sunset which made the Columbia into a ribbon of beaten bronze. If you have been following my posts over the last week, you are probably asking, “Hey, shouldn’t you be backpacking to an alpine lake in the John Day … Continue reading »

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My thought for the week…

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of … Continue reading »

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An unexpected find…

Being a big guy, (6’7″ & 280) who was interested in upgrading from his Farmer John and paddle jacket to a drysuit, it was looking like I was going to have to have some custom work done so it would fit. I had a couple quotes done for a Kokatat in Gortex and there was … Continue reading »

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Spring…

Sitting in my home office watching the rain and wind buffet the house. I am thinking about how much I want to be out and about in the woods or on the water. I really can’t wait until the weather settles down a bit so I can pick up hiking again. In the mean time … Continue reading »

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Couple Hours on the River

Turned out to be a beautiful day for kayaking. Loaded up early and headed up the Gorge for a couple hours of paddling. Was cool and rather bright for a gray day. Not another boat on the river as far as I could see. Could tell I had not done much over the winter as … Continue reading »

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