>Life in photos


 Hiking in Maloit Park
 Ripley, best snow catching dog ever known to man.
 A walk in the woods in Camp Hale

 Camp Hale.    Was established in 1942 by the govt in preparation for WWII.   Camp Hale soldiers included the 10th Mountain Division.  Those were the guys that trained for cold weather survival skills, rock climbing and skiing.  They were the ones in the mtns of Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Camp Hale has also been used by the CIA for training.

Camp Hale is now a piece of flat ground.  No buildings.  No signs of the past.  Turns out, after the war, the govt ordered the destruction of the site ‘Camp Hale’.  So they bulldozed the place.  But, mistake on their part, there was 2 Camp Hale’s at that time.  One in California and one in Colorado.  They actually meant for the destruction of the California Camp Hale…..a big govt oops on that one!

It’s a beautiful place for hiking around. Back country skiing.  And to let your imagination run wild as to what happened in the exact place 70 years prior.

 View from trail on North side of Camp Hale
 Map of the area
 River crossing
 During a back country hike, we found this little face that was stunningly perfect.  Moments before my snowshoe had sent forces to the snow below making a deep and powerful split of the layers.  Enough to scare me to chills.  No worries tho, avalanche beacons on!!
That’s Tim taking his second run down that perfect face!  That day we hiked around 9 miles from Camp Hale.  The first few miles were a breeze.  Right up until we found the desired trail hadn’t been used in some time.  For the remainder of the day we broke trail (aka, Tim did!)  Two days later, my calves are sore to the touch.

About haileerustad

I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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