Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wenatchee river

Here are a few shots I took along the Wenatchee river before it gets to Leavenworth.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Here are a few more shots from the Tumwater campground.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The pack

This is Ranger and the rest of the pack, I took these photos yesterday while they were waiting for breakfast, Murray is on the left he is 14 years old so his job now is sleeping most of the time, Tasha is on the right, she is about 11 years old, and still loves to play ball, and can give Ranger a pretty good workout, and of course you all know Ranger he will be 3 years old soon. We got Ranger when he was about 9 months old, Tasha we have had since she was 9 weeks, and Murray we rescued when he was about 6 months.

I left Ranger's eyes like this because it looks kind of wild which also matches his personality .

You can see that Tasha is patiently waiting for her food

Monday, November 19, 2007

Stevens pass

All of these shots were taken at the Tumwater campground which is west of Wenatchee on highway 2.
Ranger wanted his cousins Shasta and Coco to see more of the places he has been roaming.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Last of truck ramp

This is the last series of shots for the truck ramp, everyone is probably glad to here that, nothing like beating a subject to death. I said in one of my earlier post on the old Blewett highway that I like old highways, so I had to put this shot in of the old road. You can see the current highway in the top left of the picture, this is about halfway down the hill.

Here we are at the bottom of the hill as you can see we are now at 785 feet in elevation, so in 6 miles we have dropped 2027 feet. You can see the bottom end of the truck ramp on the left side of the road where the small sign is, and the valley the road goes through.

The next two shots are of the actual truck ramp, and I confess I took these shots while I was driving down the road , but I thought it was pretty safe as there were no other cars on the road, and if I got in trouble the truck ramp was there to stop me, ha ha.

I guess this sign is so people don't stop or park on the ramp.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

more truck ramp

We are back to the road leading to the runaway truck ramp. This is the road just past the
35 MPH curves that are in my first post of this area.

the remainder of the shots are about half way down the hill so you have gone about three miles at this point.

At this point you have dropped 1167 feet in elvation from where you started at the top.

I saw about 10 of these trucks in the hour I was on the hill this is near the curves in the second photo. I would estimate this truck was going between 40 and 50 MPH when he went past me.

As you can see from this shot there is not much room for error.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day

Since today is Veterans day I thought this would be a good time to honor my Dad who I miss very much. Dad served in the army during WW II in the Philippines. He was overseas for about three years. I miss my Dad more than words could ever express, he was the BEST. This is for you Dad I love you and I know someday we will be together with the Lord.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Truck ramp

One of the first times that I visited North Bay photos there was a photo of a runaway truck ramp. On our recent trip to Wenatchee we went down this hill which is on highway 2, and I though that North Bay might enjoy seeing this truck ramp, and I hope that everyone else does also. My next two or three posts will be a series of shots of the road leading to the ramp as I can only post five shots at a time.
Thank you for visiting Ranger's and my blog.

This sign does not show the road as it truly is which you will see in my following posts.

This is about a quarter mile from the signs in the other pictures this is probably the worst corners on the road but we still have over 5 miles to go.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Saturday hike

Saturday we went for a hike on Mount Spokane and had a very good time, the temperature was nice and there was very little wind. Ranger thought the best part was not having to be on his leash.

As you can see even when he wasn't hooked to the leash it was still a great play toy

Aw there is nothing like a drink from a cold mountain stream after an invigorating hike and a game of pulling on the leash, and fetching anything I would throw for him.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More Blewett

Ranger says hi, and wants everyone to know that the water in the mountain streams tastes really good. He also had a wonderful time playing in the water.

This is taken from a little campsite at the start of the old Blewett pass.

This is a down stream shot of the creek that was in my post yesterday which is also at the camp site.
I thought that this was an interesting use for an old Franklin fireplace, also at the campsite, you can see the creek in the background.