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August 29, 2019

Trapping Coons

I trapped another raccoon in the kitchen last night. I "released" him this morning. So, that's 3 for this year. 3 for last year, if I'm not mistaken. Lord God I wish these things would leave me alone.

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 29, 2019 at 9:38 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

August 28, 2019

Camping on Gross Reservoir

Campsites we investigated today:
Pickle Gulch (closed)
Kelly Dahl Campground (open - some require campsites require reservation, some don't)
Magnolia Road Campsite (open - no fees are charged; first-come, first-served)
Rainbow Lakes Campground (open - no fees are charged; first-come, first-served)
Gross Reservoir Campsites (open - no fees are charged; first-come, first-served)
We drove down to Gross Reservoir, only to realize that the camping was all on the other side of the reservoir (west side), accessible only by 4wd road. Doh!

Here's how to access the campsites on the west side of Gross Reservoir from Boulder.

Here's how to access the campsites on the west side of Gross Reservoir from Rollinsville.


Posted by Rob Kiser on August 28, 2019 at 11:57 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

August 19, 2019

Fatal Mountain Lion Attack in Idaho Springs - Scott Lancaster

Scott Lancaster. In 1991, at age 18, he gained notoriety for being the first person killed by a mountain lion in Colorado in recorded history.

"Scott Lancaster, 18, was killed while jogging just a few hundred yards from his high school in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The lion dragged the 130 pound boy 200 yards uphill before killing him, evidenced by the uprooted vegetation along the way. The lion was found feeding on his body three days later. This is the first death ever in Colorado from a lion attack."

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 19, 2019 at 8:32 PM : Comments (1) | Permalink

2nd Fatal Mountain Lion Attack in Colorado

* Mark Miedema (10) - July 17, 1997 - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Killed by an adult female mountain lion while hiking when he got ahead of his family.

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 19, 2019 at 8:07 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Mountain Lion Attacks Jogger in Roxborough State Park (4/1998)

https://www.cpr.org/show-segment/the-most-important-thing-to-remember-about-mountain-lion-attacks-theyre-incredibly-rare/

Andy Peterson was attacked in Roxborough State Park in April 1998. He fought it off with a pocket knife and by gouging his thumb into its eye.

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 19, 2019 at 7:26 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

August 16, 2019

Sarah Lou's 80th Birthday Party - Madison, MS

Continue reading "Sarah Lou's 80th Birthday Party - Madison, MS"

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

August 10, 2019

Bio

Rob began his career in photography when he started traveling around the world as a computer consultant.Flying Monday - Thursday, he'd shoot after work just to get out of the hotels. And then, between projects, when he wasn't working, he'd take off on crazy solo motorcycle adventures across the country. He became more serious about photography as he rode his motorcycle solo around the globe. On his motorcycle adventures, he's been to 47 out of 50 states, and ridden his motorcycle alone through every country in Central America twice, and broken countless cameras. Shooting wildlife and landscapes along the way, he's ridden solo from Alaska to Peru, from the Arctic Ocean to the Amazon basin.

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 10, 2019 at 9:13 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

August 9, 2019

Another Camden Mayor Leaves Office for Prison

When I was working in Philadelphia, the mayor of Camden left office and went straight to prison. He was the third Camden mayor out of the last 5 to make that transition.

Camden Mayors:

Mayors of Camden


https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/31/nyregion/in-camden-another-mayor-is-indicted-on-corruption-charges.html

Milan’s predecessor, Arnold Webster, pleaded guilty to illegally paying himself $20,000 in school district funds after he became mayor.

Angelo Errichetti, mayor from 1973 to 1981, served more than 21/2 years in prison for taking a $50,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent in the Abscam case.

https://www.nj.com/politics/2017/03/mayors_under_indictment_a_long_jersey_tradition.html

Posted by Rob Kiser on August 9, 2019 at 12:13 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink