Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moab, mid May.

Met up with old friends from Idaho in Moab last weekend. We found a campsite just north of the White Rim section of Canyonlands Natl Park. The view sucked.

They were rocking the "Brown Palace", we had the fortress of solitude (van). The previous evening, we had crashed the "Synchro Solstice" vanagon rally held at the Lone Cone group campground out on 313, Northwest of Moab. The FOS is an AWD Chevy Express cargo van, and we were shunned as Far-ners. I even tried to tell my joke about the FOS actually being our old 21-window Type-II microbus, but no love here for the air-cooled oldies. The punch line ran - "She'll never be a van again". Ho Ho! This was met with scorn. At one point, I needed to warm up, and went over to the group fire. The talk was of transmissions. I fled quickly. Fun in the Sun!

I think he liked it!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poison Spider Cycling, Moab, Utah

I love this. It's scary in a demented Dungeons & Dragons sort of way.

Hiking on Flagstaff with the Schmig!!

Early May above Boulder.

Beautiful day, getting amped for the Femi Kuti show that night!

La Garita Creek Area, Early May.

Stopped off in the La Garita / Penetente Canyon area Northwest of South Fork, CO in early may. After passing through some private "off the grid" properties, you get in to the Forest Service land proper. The forest is cedar, juniper, pinon, and pine. Sparse, but beautiful. There are some good access roads, and a dirtbike or jeep could go for miles back here.

Found this natural arch on the map, and camped beneath it. Compared to the ones in Utah, this kinda looks like a dynamite blast hole, but the area was pretty cool, none-the-less.

Rockin' the traveller guitar.

Erica in the arch!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Early May on the river!

Thanks to River Man Dan and Mike (who needs a badass river handle), we hit the Animas in Early May - Snow on the peaks, but water in the River!

River Man Dan and Graham eye the big water ahead.

"Power Mike", that's a badass handle, right?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Femi Kuti - Boulder Theater, May 9th, 2011

This past New Years eve, we sat down and wrote down ideas for what we would like to do with the coming year. When it came to live music, we both agreed that the only musician we would travel more than a few hours to go see would be Femi Kuti. Sometime in February, I was looking around online and saw that he would not only be in the US this spring, but that he would be playing at the 1200 capacity Boulder Theater. Despite the show falling on a Monday night, tickets were bought, and us, Dave, and The Schmig went down for the show.

My camera was not adequate for the lighting, but there are some pro shots intermixed.

I likened the sound from the band to the well orchestrated violence of a diesel locomotive made of pure funk rolling through the Boulder Theater at 70mph. I was beyond blown away.

Yes, Epic!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Shpongletron Experience pt 2

Some video from the occurance in Boulder. When the guy says, "Wow, that's the craziest thing I've ever seen..." :-)