May 19, 2013

Mother's Day Trip

Mom and I had a great weekend up at Table Mountain. This was one of our annual Mother's Day trips, but it is always nice to just get away and have a challenging game of Scrabble with Mom.

It got too windy for a campfire, so we spent the evening inside La Rana. Scooby was with us for this trip. and while her arthritis caused her some pain, she enjoyed hanging out with my Mom.

May 4, 2013

Ready for Fire Season

With snow packs only 17% of normal, fire season is going to be a rough one. The Forest Service asked us to open the lookout early, so Scooby and I headed up after work to spend the night on Black Mountain and open the tower with some help on Saturday morning. The tower weathered the winter just fine and it only took a couple hours to get ready for business. Our trip home was disrupted by a fire along the highway. Yup. This is going to be a busy fire season.