Friday, June 15, 2012

Coyote Cubs that my dad tried to raise when I was Young.

When I was a kid, my Dad volunteered to try to see if orphaned coyote pups could be tamed. Someone had shot the pups mother and the Utah Fish & Game tried to find a way to keep the pups alive. They were down in our basement. My Dad would handle them everyday. After a short time, the only one he could pick up was a sickly one. The healthy ones were to aggressive.  Eventually, the sick one bit his thumb through thick leather gloves. He finally decided that it just wouldn't work and had to turn them back to the Fish & Game. Boy, did our basement smell gamey; the wildest odor you could imagine.
This is a photo of the pups by their den before they were taken.

3 Day Grand Canyon Backpack Trip

Our family Grand Canyon trip started on June the 8th. We packed up in the morning and left home around 10 am. We Arrived at the Tusayan McDonalds around three and did final packing untill Jace and Trevor showed up. Trevor packed and then we got a last snack at Wendys before we entered the park. Members of the trip were Me, Denalee (my sweetheart), Sierra (18 year old daughter), Azure (14 year old Daughter) Trevor (our oldest son), and Jace (our 5 year old Grandson).

This is us at Ooh Aah Point. We are posing with the South Rim in the background.

This is at Cedar Ridge. There is a toilet here but no water.

Denalee, my sweetheart, with me at Cedar Ridge.

Stopping for a rest at the bottom of the switchbacks below skeleton point.

Boat Beach and the Black Bridge built in 1927.

This is a photo of the pool out in front of the Pipe Creek Resthouse.
Boy was it refreshing!