Friday, September 14, 2012


While hiking around the San Juan Mountains we sometimes see some ornate tree carvings usually from sheep herders from the last century. These carvings tell us about the lonely life in the mountains these men lived.  Today I was riding down an old road when I saw what looked like a rock hammer carved into an aspen tree. I can't help but wonder what the story is behind this particular arborglyph.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The half moon moraine

While climbing to the top of Colorado I turned around and saw this great example of the moraine we had climbed earlier in the morning. 

The cirque above is now empty of any snow.