walters family blog
Well, its just Walters' family stuff. That's about it, for that's its sole purpose.
- Name: galen
- Location: Bellville, Texas, United States
Husband, dad, grandfather, brother, entrepreneur, artist, writer, publisher, ad guy, teacher, musician, and dreaming of being a farmer.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
On the Road in our Alpenlite Camper
Mikki and I left July 1, 2006 and spent a couple days driving 1671 miles to Jackson Hole from Houston. When we arrived, it was in the afternoon and we were tired, to say the least. We camped where we had planned, at the Gros Ventre Campground on Gros Ventre Road out of Jackson, but in view of the Tetons and on the Gros Ventre River. It was okay but too many trailers (360+). So, on the third day we moved 12 miles up Gros Ventre Road to Crystal Creek Campground, which is a National Forest Campground, versus a National Park Campground. The difference is that the National Forest camps are typically more remote and without hookups (but the National Park camp had neither). We were on the Gros Ventre River at the intersection of Crystal Creek, one of the top trout rivers in Wyoming. It was grand and we loved every minute of it. Mikki fixed a wonderful breakfast a couple mornings as if we were in a fine restaurant. I got to fly fish and take in the wild. We saw an amazing amount of wildlife. The trip to Colorado from Wyoming was beautiful as we took Highway 191 South from Jackson Hole, to Rock Springs, Wy., into Utah past the Flaming Gorge Recreational Area and that was a sight to see. We also went through the Ashley National Forest which was the most beautiful stand of Aspen trees and low growing Spruce that we've ever seen. The mule deer in this forest was unbelievalbe. They literally were everywhere. We stayed the night in Vernal, Utah (great little city), then on to Craig, Colorado and Steamboat Springs, then to Breckenridge. We are here now and are enjoying a big shower:-) We showered 9 nights in the camper, and that is a small shower. But it is fine if you set your mind to it. Enjoy the images. Galen
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
PappaG and Mr Brody
We decided to drive to Breckenridge via highway 191 South out of Rock Springs, Wyoming to Vernal, Utah. We wanted to see what the Flaming Gorge looked like. Before we ever got to Flaming Gorge, we saw this view to our left as the sun was setting. Amazing drive. The Ashley National Forests in Utah is one of the most beautiful I've personally ever seen. And, we have never seen so many mule deer in one place. They literally were all over the place. It is a very long drive, but worth every minute.
Mik fishing on Crystal Creek
Leaving the Gros Ventre River camping trip
When we were leaving, a mother Elk and her baby ran to the edge of this hill and I jumped out and tried to find them to photograph them. When I was coming down I saw this and wanted to capture it. Nice rig. Close quarters. You have to time everything you do to be at a different spot from the other one.