Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ski-Bum Winter #3 – Stowe VT, 1961/62

I can’t remember why I chose Stowe for my third ski-bum winter. It wasn’t a great choice. The skiing generally sucks in the East, and that winter was no exception. Rain storms were followed by severe cold snaps, until you could … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #2, Alta and Sun Valley, 1960-61

My first ski-bum winter was spent at Winter Park, CO, in 1959/60. For my second ski-bum winter, I got a job at the Peruvian Lodge, at Alta UT. The employees were housed on the unfinished third floor. My roommate was … Continue reading

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Orchard Abloom, April 2016

Here are some photos of the orchard, with the bigger trees having been present when we bought the parcel, and others subsequently planted by Kathy. All but the last photo were taken with my iPhone 6S, and went directly from the … Continue reading

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Lassen Volcanic National Park – Summer, 1959

During the winter of 1958-59, I was working in the advertising business in New York City – just like you see in the show “Madmen”. The ad agency, McCarty Co., was located in the Chanin Bldg., on the corner of … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature – April 2016, #2

As I have done most afternoons lately, I drove up to Orilla Verde, to see what was going on. I had my fly rod and tackle in the van, but didn’t think it likely that I would go fishing, since the … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park – Summer, 1957

At the conclusion of my first year at the University of Chicago, I traveled up to St.Paul, MN, to catch the Great Northern Railway to Glacier National Park. The railway owned the hotel concession in Glacier, and provided free transportation … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, April 2016

It’s Springtime along the Rio Grande, here in northern New Mexico. What’s going on? The fruit trees are blooming; the turkey vultures and swallows have returned; the caddis and mayflies are coming off (and when they’re thick the trout are … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Report – 4/10/16

Upstream in Colorado, irrigation diversions from the Rio Grande and its tributary, the Rio Conejos, began a few days ago. This resulted in the water dropping to a fishable level, down here in New Mexico. Plenty of bugs were already on the water, but in my … Continue reading

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Shrine Mountain Inn, Colorado – 1990

David Hiser, Barbara Bussell (both from Aspen), my wife Kathy and myself, and Kathy’s son, Brahm Reynolds, skied in to the Shrine Mountain Inn in the winter of 1990. David was on a photo assignment, and Barbara was his friend and ski … Continue reading

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Verbier, Switzerland – April, 2000

Kathy and I had yet to ski in Europe, although I was familiar with the Alps, having spent two seasons climbing in France, Switzerland and Austria a few decades prior. I knew for sure how much great terrain was available … Continue reading

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