Sunday, January 30, 2011

She Rode a Stately Jack

I think a couple of my nieces will just never be satisfied to see the world through a pair of short ears again after the spectacular day we spent yesterday on the Red Mountain trail above Snow Canyon. Brother Mike and I took Sister Susie and her whole family to the scenic Kayenta overlook.

Sister Susie was nearly overcome with anxiety at the prospect of us putting her kids on mules and going somewhere a little fun. And she was a bit worried about her own fun as well. Mike and I have been grown up for so long, we had forgotten how much fun it is to torment a younger sister...

The video was shot in HD. Click "Watch on Youtube" and see it full screen for better quality--not sure why it is so grainy on the blog. A few of the photos are from the Christmas Eve ride to the Goblin pots and were added to complete the picture.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Places we go with Jim: Base Jumping

For the past couple of years, I have tried with photos and words to describe some of the fantastic places I have been blessed to enjoy atop my mules. But with a new pocket sized wonder-of-a-camera, I can now shoot up to two hours of HD video. So for something a little different, I am going to post a few short videos that tell their own stories...

This is part one of a series I call, "The Places We Go With Jim." He rides his horse in places that few dare trod. We ride together often. They aren't all high angle like this one, but they are all beautiful. Enjoy a little base jumping here. Sometimes I wish I had a parachute just in case.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Roar of the Mammoth

Rusty's bray is no heehaw. It is the tone clear, guttural call of the wild, and from the saddle, it penetrates the soul. So for something a little different, enjoy Rusty's signature cry from the saddle-eye view.