Archive for July, 2012

Backpacking to The Cirque of the Towers & Temple Peaks Area

Cirque of the Towers

Here’s a video highlighting our recent backpacking trip to the Wind River Range in Wyoming.  We visited the Cirque of the Towers and the Temple Peaks area where we ascended East Temple Peak. Read more…

Backpacking Doggy Bed

backpacking doggy bed

Desiree and I have been getting excited, and making last-minute preparations for our backpacking trip coming up to the Cirque of the Towers and the Temple Peaks area of the Wind River Range in Wyoming.  A couple of nights ago, Desiree made a smart, light-weight doggy bed for Gooch, our black lab, to take.  It turned out so good, I’m thinking these ought to be sold at REI or something.

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Backyard Firepit

limestone firepit area

We put in a stone firepit area in our backyard several years ago when we moved into our home.  We used limestone because it was one of the least expensive stones available and we liked its lighter color.  Limestone has layers, and during each winter, water would seep into the rock, freeze, and pop any weak layers off.  We also had some settling, creating an uneven surface.  So, this year we decided to remove all the weak stones and re-level everything.

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