Saturday, October 30, 2010

We're Back!

Hello, it's me Miley.  Mommy has spent most of the summer trudging about the bentonite mines.  It was too hot for me to go with her so I had to stay home - Very boring for me.  I did excavate some elaborate tunnels in my spare time. 

Happily, the weather has cooled down with fall's arrival.  Earlier this month, Mommy and I had one last brief project in the mountains just southeast of Bridger-Teton National Forest.  We made the 350 mile drive (no interstate, mostly 2 lane roads)  in only 7 hours including two bathroom stops, a fuel stop, and the Wendy's drive-thru.  I love hamburgers! Drove by the Farson Mercantile (below).

Our chilly study area was on the crest of Commissary Ridge at elevations of 9,300-9,450 feet.  Very little snow, but the ground was starting to feeze.  I saw a pretty rock (weighing around 7-10 pounds) only 40 feet or so from our truck.  I asked Mommy to pick it up for me - usually the larger nice ones are far from where we've parked.  Mommy tried to extract it, but the stone was frozen into the ground!  Guess it'll stay there until May or June. 

Upon checking in at the motel, we discovered that our room was on the second floor, not the first floor as planned.  For Mommy this simply meant more climbing but I didn't like the stairs (open with expanded metal steps)!  They were scarey!  If I had little paws like a Pomeranian or sheltie, my feet would have went through.  Mommy had to coax me up the stairs then down for the first few times.       

  Had a nice view from the project area (referring to pic below not scarey stairway above)

Have a Happy Halloween!

Hugs, Miley


  1. WOWEEEE! We are always so happy to see your updated posts! Yippee ay ohhhh! (Come visit ... you'll understand!) Fer sure Moma's gonna be googling your study area (and making a BIG mental note about the motel with the scary stairs ...she'd've been carrying us up and down, for sure!)

    That was a cool rock you found! Too bad it's frozen in tight already. Moma was just out picking up some big boulders to put in each of two "antique" wash tubs she just brought home ... one copper, the other galvanized steel. We're a bit afraid they might be WASH TUBS for us (and we're already skeered of them), but she said they MIGHT be for bobbing for apples tomorrow and WILL be for planting bulbs.

    We so love your tromping grounds. Be good and be careful, High Kountry Pack!
    Prickly Paws Jake and Belle Star Fergi

  2. Yippeeeeeeeeeeee..we are so pleased to see you back. Looks like you had a terrific trip.

    The view from the project area is absolutely stunning!

    You got to eat hamburgers...corr

    Happy Halloween

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  3. What beautiful pictures, Miley!
    That's how the steps are on the ferry that we take to Nantucket! Somehow we always manage to climb them - probably because we are so excited about our vacation and we don't want to get left behind!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. We're back, too! With one more LONG comment. Bear with us. OK?

    OK. We're gonna admit. Straightaway. No bones about it. We're taking the easy peasy way out. We want to get around to EVERYONE on our blog roll to remind you about the Second Annual Worldwide Moment coming up on Sunday 14 Nov 10. Were you there last year? Do you remember? Or are you new to it this year? Wondering what that Countdown Clock is on blogs that you visit? Whatever. We want you and everyone you know to have a chance to participate in the Silent Minute, the Candle Lighting and the Shout Out! Come visit. We've got a new banner for you, HTML for an (accurate, now that the word UNTIL is in red) Countdown Clock and a link to figure out what time 11:00 PM GMT is in your neck of the woods.

    So. You're getting this 'cause we've been friends in the blogging world and we want you to know.

    Please forgive the "stock" comment, but we told Moma we've never done this before and we'll not do it again (at least until next year.)

    Loads of wirey love and lots of encouragment to join in (and to pass the word)
    Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma and OurCollegeGirl)


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