Heading out for a snow hike at Tower.

All up hill for a while.

Couple of scenic selfies.

I know they look photo shopped, but they aren’t.  Really nice to be able to share this with Janet.

Amazing view.

I made a snowman for Janet.

Can you find the Keebler elves winter home in this shot?

This is a close up of their winter home.

Not sure if this was a rescue or avalanche dog, but he was ready to help either way.

Some reference shots to give you an idea of the snow. Note the phone in the first and my leg up to my knee in snow for the second.

I am used to the higher altitude now, but Janet is still in better shape than me. All that free food in the employee cafeteria is making me fat.

I love this picture. Seeing Janet smile warms my heart. I also love the way the snow looks on the rocks. Looks like icing dolloped on top of the rocks.

A little snow art as we get ready to head back.

Wait for it…..buffalo jam on the way home.

This group had some big boys.

Out on another otter hunt

Beginning to think we will find Bigfoot or a Yeti before we find an otter.

The movement of the ducks in the water get our hopes up, but alas no otter.

Big horn sheep scoping things out.

What the sheep saw.

My failed attempt at an artist shot.

And you guessed it, no otter but we found a buffalo jam.

Off to Denver for a week.

Had a week in Denver meeting the corporate team. Off to a great start with a two hour delay before getting on the plan and then another hour delay before lift off.

Checked into the hotel. It had theme floors. I was on the game floor. Elevator lobby on my floor was decorated like PacMan. Room had some odd things, but was good.

Had a dinner get together the first night.

Been a while since I had a tie on.

All day meetings and dinner socials on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday in the corporate office meeting with people all day.

These were used as access to the build courtyard. Both sides were still outside.

Morning meetings on Friday and then flying back out.

Janet and I had a BIG night out in Bozeman at the all you can eat soup and salad bar. Tried to get my hair cut, but was either told no or it would be a 2+ hour wait. Will have to try again later.

Great being back with Janet and headed back to Gardiner. Being in the big city made me miss being in a big IT shop. Ready to get back to the other pluses of the job like the great beauty of Yellowstone.

On the hunt for the elusive otter

Sad to say we didn’t find the otters.

Janet found an opening that most likely went to the center of the earth. Really crazy to think that molten lava is just two miles under your feet.

Note the no indecent exposure rule. Bet this was party land central in the 60’s and 70’s.

The water flowing into the river was HOT. I jerked my hand back from touching it. Where the hot mixed with the cold people were getting into the water.

The steam was freezing and making some cool looking ice sculptures.

Hard to see in the picture but this opening had a little whirlpool in it. We watched stuff disappear into it. This view also helps with how dangerous things can be. What looks like normal ground could be frozen water with a snow covering. Falling into thinning ice kills more bison than anything else in the park.

Run for your life!

While I am having to run away from buck elks Janet is out skiing.

He felt that I was in his spot, which I gave to him.

This is what Janet was seeing on her cross country ski trip at Tower Falls.

Sip and Paint

Snow cat and snow beast hanging out.

Went to a Sip and Paint event in Mammoth. I think I may be posting this for the wrong day, but that is what I get for being behind with my posts. The goal was to not sip the water that you cleaned your brush in. It was a lot of fun.

Behold the masterpieces created.