A hard, dark, glasslike volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava
I'm out East. Spending time with my folks.
But I saw this arrowhead on my dresser and it reminded me of a ski tour I did a couple years ago.
From the Birdhouse, over Daisy Pass, and down to Woodbine (via the Mighty Stillwater!)
I found this arrowhead doing trail work about eight years ago,
within a stones throw of where I saw these goats chillin.
(between Goose and Glacier Creeks)
I think there was even talk of putting a railroad through there. About 120 years ago.
Posted by mt surf at 9:57 PM
Skied west Glacier with Allen to start. In mint conditions.
This is the Becky route.
We parted ways and the the winds went gale (survival style).
Very close to digging an emergency snow hole.
But you would not have known it the next day.
Also skied Mt. Peal for the first time.!
Other than that, lots of grizzly, goat and moose tracks.
Though my favorite wildlife sighting of the trip was watching a coyote cross Rainbow Lake on a Thin veil of ice. ;)
Posted by mt surf at 10:20 PM
Bighorn Sheep were once so prolific in the greater Yellowstone, that in 1836, trapper Osborne Russell wrote that they encountered “thousands of mountain sheep.. all very fat so that this could be called no other than high living..”
Been reading about the Mountain Shoshone, Tukudika, or Sheep Eaters; those native to the mountains of the greater Yellowstone. Fascinating folks. Currently delving into their hunting strategy. Specifically the way they utilized their dogs- hunting as a pack; and their use of blinds, and ‘catch pens’. Also find it incredibly cool that would make hunting bows from bighorn curls (they’d soften them by soaking them in geyers ;)
Posted by mt surf at 7:31 PM
|photo by Chris Lundy|
Spent the weekend in the Sawtooths. A spring break of sorts.
Got terribly ill. Slept for 22 of 24 hrs upon arrival.
But conditions were in, so I managed to pull it together and make the most.
Here’s a couple from our north Heyburn to Sickle link-up…
|photo by Ben Zavora|
Posted by mt surf at 2:59 PM
The panda's diet is 99% bamboo.
Posted by mt surf at 5:46 PM