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2019 Hiking Trip
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P H O T O G R A P H S 
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This is the look Bart always gives me
when he realizes we're on a road trip:





Flat tire on a hot highway:





On our way again:





A high camp:









Our cowboy camp.  The corral was built in the 1800s:





Our cowboy campfire, using cattle dung:








In addition to our cowboy camping, Bart and I
were on foot for six continuous days in the 
wilderness of the San Juans:







On the Vallecito trail:





I built a log bridge across the roaring Vallecito 
River towards the end of our first day of hiking,
as we could find no good way to cross.

Most of the logs I placed ended up below the surface 
of the water.

We shared a camping spot with another hiker,
Michelle, who helped harvest logs for the bridge.

It set us back half a day, but was fun.




Our log harvesting helper:





Met fun people on the trail.
Thomas Graham emailed me this one 
after we got home:





On the Vallecito trail:





High in the San Juans, miles off the trail.
Our camp at 11,200 feet:





Three pictures from inside our tent:









Nice weather!        Balmy..   and no mosquitoes

 








Storm King Peak (which I climbed in '77):




Bart on watch, with Storm King Peak 
lit by the evening sun:





On towards the high pass:






Bart the mighty conquerer:
(on the pass - 12,800')












Best trip yet for Bart.  The peaks of the Grenadiers 
are way too steep for a dog to summit -- was a silly 
goal, but Bart ascended the infamous scree slope and 
"summited" a high pass.







Four more pictures of Lucky (in Des Moines):










Stayed with the Talbotts in Kansas three nights
at the end of our trip.  Bob took this photo at
the cattle auction:





Another surprise -- 

Graham Talbott was working on a wood carving each
evening in camp during our 2017 trip.  I didn't know 
what he was making.  He gave it to me when he was 
visiting in Minnesota just after this year's trip:







Bonus video.  Bart and Lucky romping in their back yard:






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