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Rest day in Basalt, Colorado

February 27, 2024
Emilie Phillips

We decided to take a rest day at the cottage in Basalt. According to the original schedule, Tuesday would have been our rest day at Friends Hut.

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Applesauce

Emilie Phillips

It’s applesauce season again. Some of you probably wonder why I bother to make applesauce every year. And some of you probably wonder why applesauce is the only food I preserve.
 The answer is flavor. Store bought applesauce is inedibly bland compared to my home made applesauce. After one taste of fresh hot applesauce, even […]

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Hurricane dampened weekend

September 16, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Hurricane Lee passed offshore last Saturday. The forecast wind and rain prohibited gliding Saturday and were marginal for Sunday. The waves were forecast to be 15 second period (nice for surfing), but 16 feet tall (a bit out of our league). The last time we paddled waves from a hurricane was back in 2010 when […]

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Past history

Emilie Phillips

We didn’t do anything blog worthy this past weekend. However, I have a backlog of notes about old trips. So for this week, I wrote up last hike on our 2019 trip to Utah and Idaho: Indian Creek and Grays Peak

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Applesauce

October 23, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Time to make applesauce again. We have some applesauce left over from last year. That meant both we didn’t need as much to eat, and that I had fewer jars available for new applesauce. On a normal year, I could have just bought more jars in the store. But this year, jars have been hard […]

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Emilie – WFA

October 2, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I took my wilderness first aid refresher this weekend. My biggest achievement was not freezing. It’s held in a marginally heated building, plus we generally spend time outside. I wore long underwear and my thickest wool sweater. The instructor was nice enough to not make us do scenarios outside while it was raining. But we […]

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Solar Eclipse Sunrise

June 10, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We got up bright and early Thursday morning to see the partial eclipse at sunrise. Tyson loves this sort of astronomy event, so he wanted to get the best view possible. Our house is down in the trees. But using the Bearhawk, we could fly above the trees, and even some of the low lying […]

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Bathroom interlude

Emilie Phillips

Life got a little busy last week when the peeling paint, crumbling drywall, and mildew damage in our bathroom pushed me over the edge. So I was doing bathroom repairs instead of keeping up with the blog. The bathroom is part way back together. I need to figure out how to mount the mirror so […]

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