This summer walk-about has been different from previous ones since we are spending most of our time in Teton Valley, Idaho. An unexpected visitor brought us news that a group of balloonists have been invited to fly over Devil’s Tower National Monument. A couple of phone calls later and we were included on the list….Continue Reading “A unique opportunity”
First balloon stop on this year’s summer walk-about was the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally. This is always a great rally that the town comes out and supports whole-heartedly. We had 3 great days of flying with many balloons being able to box back to the launch field each day. The winds didn’t cooperate for the…Continue Reading “Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally”
Walk about 2018 Our first night was a stop at the Virgin River Gorge campground before setting a more permanent camp for 3 nights at Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The campground is the trailhead for the 3 mile hike into Lower Calf Creek Falls, a 126 foot cascade which later…Continue Reading “Lower Calf Creek Falls”
Playing around with some iPhone photos, Luminar 2018 and Tonality.
One of the most beautiful places to fly in the US is Teton Valley nestled between the Tetons to the east and the Big Holes to the west. The morning before the total eclipse of 2017 was a perfect morning to take to the skies over the valley. As a relatively new drone pilot I…Continue Reading “Flying in Teton Valley”
As many of you know when school ends for the summer we head out onto the road to attend weekend hot air balloon events and between events we camp and explore while living in an R-Pod trailer with our Great Dane, Martok. This was actually Martok’s first summer with us, we adopted him in late April.
Stats for this year’s trip:
- ~9500 miles driven
- 2 countries (US, Canada)
- 7 states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado)
- 7 National Parks (Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, Tetons and Rocky Mountain)
- 7 balloon events (High Sierra Balloon Camp, Panguitch, Driggs, Riverton, Casper, Walden and Craig)
- 1 balloon tether
- 120 lbs of dog food
- ≥ 8 boat inspections for invasive species control
- 1 total eclipse of the sun
My apologies to all my readers who have voiced complaints about not getting to live vicariously through my posts because I haven’t been posting. This will get you caught up. Abstract (fancy name for Reader’s Digest version): So far the trip has been drive 13 hours to balloon camp in Truckee, balloon, eat, talk about…Continue Reading “Walkabout 2017”
I posted these on my other social media channels but I wanted to also post them here before the trip became a distant memory. SaveSave
Here are a couple of quick postcards from the road trip so far.