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jan.-mar., 2004

Mar. 28, 2004
While we were still deep in the hollow I could see Richason Mountain across the Hurricane from us turning red and clouds above us gold as the sun, which had long since slipped behind the hills …

Mar. 21, 2004
Well, it is kind of an in between time right now, since winter proper is over, barring some kind of late season storm, and spring hasn't really begun yet …

Mar. 14, 2004
Sunday morning I had the opportunity to watch and do my best to photograph the plumes, eddies, swirls, whirls, and great banks of air twisting, jetting, twirling, and somersaulting …

Mar. 7, 2004
I was thinking as I was taking two steps forward and sliding one step sideways on the side of that mountain that if it's not an old saying, it ought to be, that if God had intended for us to live in the Ozarks …

Feb. 29, 2004
So in order to make it down to Falling Rock Hollow by first light Saturday morning, I get up at 3:30 AM, and it was then that I notice that my lungs are crackling when I breathe …

Feb. 22, 2004
So we returned the way we came earlier, along the old jeep road that flanks Hurricane Creek and crosses it at several points, past several remnants of rock wall dating from the time this valley was inhabited …

Feb. 15, 2004
There's no better way to spend Valentine's Day than taking your best girl to do what she loves most. So Saturday, Sophie and I went out for an afternoon of dinner and dancing …

Feb. 8, 2004
When I tried to spread the jacket over Junie she seemed to take it as something of an insult, because she jumped up right away and went off exploring …

Feb. 1, 2004
So by putting bookends around Salt Fork we have completed another leg in our dayhike of the OHT, and we also put bookends around Sophie's sixth birthday …

Jan. 25, 2004
We were steadfastly and intrepidly marching due south when I thought we were headed north. It goes to show you can't depend on your sense of direction on a cloudy day, or at least I can't …

Jan. 18, 2004
But I guess the biggest thing about the weekend for me was that I got to meet someone whose photographs and outdoor experiences have been an inspiration to me …

Jan. 11, 2004
But only a few minutes after we started up a promising-looking gorge along Falling Water Creek it was clear enough that we should have been there sooner …

Jan. 4, 2004
Saturday was like a warm April day, cloudy and windy. Sunday was a gentle reminder that it was actually January, as the breeze turned from balmy to brisk. And then there was Monday …