Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bear in Grand Teton National Park coming from the mountain brush, crossing the road, swimming in a beaver pond, recrossing the road, and returning to the mountain brush in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Eagles flying in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Osprey flying in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Deer in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Jackson Hole in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Raven sitting in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Horsemen in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Duck swimming in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Blue heron flying in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

National Elk Refuge in Wyoming on August 23, 2013

Lower and Upper Mesa Falls in Idaho on August 23, 2013

Teton River in Idaho on August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I cried as I watched the casket, containing the remains of a United States soldier who died in the service of our great country, being loaded onto a Delta jet on August 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia that was bound for Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Level 10, Half Fanatic, Chester Southernmost Walker Kalb from Key West, Florida at the Mesa Falls Half Marathon in Ashton, Idaho on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Level 10, Half Fanatic, Gerda Kalb from Key West, Florida at the Mesa Falls Half Marathon in Ashton, Idaho on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Level 10, Half Fanatic, Calix Fastmann Fattmann whose is only 12 years old from Walnut Shade, Missouri at the Mesa Falls Half Marathon in Ashton, Idaho on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mesa Falls Half Marathon Ashton, Idaho Saturday, August 24, 2013 On Saturday, August 24, 2013 I race walked the Mesa Falls Half Marathon in Ashton, Idaho. The temperature varied from 55 to 75 degrees with very little wind. During the event the skies varied often from mostly cloudy to mostly sunny and back. There was one small shower. The point to point course started near Lower Mesa Falls and finished in Ashton. There was approximately 3 miles on a gravel all-terrain vehicle path and the rest was on rural roads that were open to traffic. The course featured a mostly downhill path; however, after the gravel path, there was a 3 mile challenging uphill section. The first water/Gatorade station was near mile 4 and after that the stations were located from 1 to 2 miles apart. Plenty of enthusiastic volunteers took care of the needs of the approximately 200 participants. The event was very well organized and fun to do. On Friday before the race there was a delicious, all-you-can-eat spaghetti meal that only cost $5 per person.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Seattle, Washington on August 12, 2013