Thursday, May 7, 2009

May Has Come to the High Plains of Wyoming

This the entrance to Martin's Cove at Devil's Gate. It's in the middle of nowhere, but we hope some of you will try to visit here this summer. It will prove to be a spiritual feast for anyone who visits.

This is our home for the next five months. We hope the weather improves.

It snowed around the first of May, and we hear it can snow well into June, so we won't put away the winter gear. The furnace has been running most of the time in the 5th wheel; thank goodness we run off of the propane at Missionary Village. The pansies had been planted the day before it snowed and this one peeked out in the morning when we were at the Visitors Center.

This is Oscar the Trekking Dog. He belongs to a local rancher about 5 miles from here. We learned today that when Oscar shows up, it is a sign trek season will soon be here. Oscar follows the trekkers around and protects them from rattlesnakes. If he sees one he will warn the trekkers and if there is one in their tent, he won't let them in. I hear there will be a story about him in the Friend sometime this summer.


  1. John and Jean,

    I really enjoyed reading your blog this morning. It's been a long time since those first dinners together in the mid-70's, but we seem to have made it! John definitely belongs beneath that hat and Jean, you look gloriously happy. Enjoy your time 'in the field'.

    Love you - Jean (Avarell-Krisle) Baugh

  2. Wow! Snowing in may while we are having yet another heat wave. Thanks for the pictures, I finally get to see your home away from home. Hope you guys continue to do well! Miss you!

  3. Looks like a crazy life. I am glad that you guys are having a fun time. That dog is enourmous, and he looks like he has rabies. I would watch out, and I hear he ate a baby once (that is the real reason he will be in the church magazine).