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previous journeys
Apr.-June, 2004

June 6, 2004
I haven't been able to get out in the woods for several weeks now, which in some ways is a good thing …

May 16, 2004
The chute was essentially two drops with a turn in the middle, and my trip down very quickly transformed from a controlled descent into an uncontrolled on …

May 9, 2004
I had hiked back downstream with Junie and had just crossed Jack Creek when from behind us came a long rising and falling sound kind of halfway between keening and growling …

May 2, 2004
It started raining about 10 minutes after Junie and I started our hike, although the forecast had said that rain would be ending around noon. I pulled out the poncho …

Apr. 25, 2004
Where the creek joined the river it was obvious the water level had dropped a good five or ten feet in the hours we had been up the creek …

Apr. 18, 2004
Still, it was a productive day since among other things Junie and I discovered an overlook in the upper reaches of Salt Fork valley where we had tried to find one but came up empty a few weeks ago …

Apr. 11, 2004
We tried. Up early and on our way, photographer and intrepid dog, into the night and into the wilderness in our little Honda …

Apr. 4, 2004
Down in the valley off in the direction of sunset there was a great column of smoke pouring up from the woods …