At 70 years of age I get what you are saying about our short stay. After a long work career in the car business (which was very time consuming).
I'm trying to finish and complete a small collection of Chevrolets I've accumulated. I completed my 1955 Chevrolet Nomad this spring. I entered it in the National Nomad Convention judging this July. I was very pleased to get Best of Paint and Best of Engine and Drivetrain. I bought that car on July 5th 1970. So getting to completion was a milestone for me.
At current rate I have two more to begin and complete - may have to live to be 100. <smile>
Fortunately, I've been in shape and very healthy all my life.
That big country is so different from the Midwest (Wisconsin) were I grew up.
That just looks so unsettled and natural. It makes me want to get out my canteen ,backpack and hiking boots.
I been fortunate to have done a good bit of hunting in Alaska - the last frontier.
Your Idaho and big high country looks great. I enjoy your photos.
Jan and I are packing and getting ready for our migration to The Woodlands TX, where we winter.
I'll be visiting my long time childhood friend who now lives in Nebraska - another big country state where we'll do some Duck hunting, grouse, and deer hunt. It depends on the weather. The Duck hunting is some of the best to be found, but only if it is cold windy and just crazy nasty weather.
The ponds freeze up and the ducks take to the creek beds for unfrozen water. Great pass shooting.
Cold blew into Wisconsin last night. 20 to 27 degrees low and high.
I've never done cross country skiing, but we do have snow shoes and love to walk on the Sheboygan River when it freezes up. We live to the west of Sheboygan on this map. The big lake with OSHKOSH on it is Lake Winnebago. We spear sturgeon on that lake. The map of the Ice Age Trail is our favorite snow shoeing trail. One of the access points is just 4 miles from our house.
I return to Wisconsin for Sturgeon spearing in February ( second thru third weekends). The river is spring fed by a Marsh and it must be very cold to freeze over.
The local high school has a beginners course for Nordic Skiing. It just is not available when we're here.
The local parks and some select golf courses allow snow skiing on trails. Of course there are many miles of snow mobile trails as well.
Just not that big open country that makes a huge a wonderful playground . <smile> Do you use a GPS device?
Thanks for the photos and I do read every post on your thread.
I do a daily Climax study and calculate the 35 EMA. I note you use a 39 EMA. I like how EMA's weight the more current data.
Stay healthy and well Rim.
I'm of the impression you have one of the better balances of values in life that I've encountered.
Wishing you and family have fun getting ready for the Joys of the Christmas Holiday Season