Monday, August 29, 2929

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Monday, August 15, 2929

"The Art Of The Comfort Room" book

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Don's Blog 8-18-16 Happy Anniversary

Fifty-five years ago Jan and I were married in an elegant wedding ceremony in St Louis. 
Since then it has been - quite a ride. Happy Anniversary honey.
Here we are under some massive whale bones in Point Hope Alaska
in 1968.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don's Blog Recovery Hike Mill Creek 8-16-16

Today I took a little recovery hike in the park to a pleasant little stream called Mill Creek.



After a brief elevation gain I got to the creek which paralleled the trail.






It was time for lunch…..            


                     

Yes, a cheeseburger in paradise.                    

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Don's Blog Marmot on the Tundra 8-16-16

Sunday we were up on the tundra off Fall River Road and my son Gordon shot this image of a yellow bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris). He got close enough to have a conversation. 
Marmots are the largest animals in the squirrel family. 
  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Don's Blog Flattop Mountain 8-15

Today I climbed Flattop Mountain after a 65 year interval. It is described as strenuous and that is not an exaggeration.
The hike is 8.6 miles long with an elevation gain of 2,849 feet going from 9,475 feet at the Bear Lake trailhead to the summit at 12,324 feet. Going slowly it took me a little less than 8 hours.
I had climbed this mountain at age 15 in 1950. It is a popular route because the "flat" summit is on a saddle on the continental divide below Hallett Peak which is the imposing mountain above Bear Lake. The steep trail goes through
aspen and spruce forest.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Re: Flattop

How nice. We were talking about what a great time we had in Estes park and how much we want to go back. I am glad you had a great climb. I will do flat top the next time we go.

Looking forward to reading the blog. Give our love to aunt Jan.

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> On Aug 14, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Don Sessions <donsessions@aol.com> wrote:
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> Hi Rob,
> Yesterday I climbed Flattop Mountain. I thought often of you and your dad.
> More details upcoming on the blog when i have time. Sorry you were not with me.
> Uncle Don
> Flattop is the top of the continental divide.
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> The peak of Halletts is behind me only 25 minutes up but I was more concerned with getting down in one piece. It was a greta day and i was down by 2:30. I go pretty slow. (Halletts is the peak above Bear Lake.)
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Don'sBlog Little Red Free Library 8-14

Dotted around Estes Park there are red boxes that are Little Free Libraries. Take a book and leave a book.
I'm a book guy. I love the feel of it and the turning of pages. Not quite ready to go digital yet.


Flattop

Hi Rob,
Yesterday I climbed Flattop Mountain. I thought often of you and your dad.
More details upcoming on the blog when i have time. Sorry you were not with me.
Uncle Don
Flattop is the top of the continental divide.