Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

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Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Post by chiefWright » January 29th, 2018, 9:59 am

Thought I'd lead off with the year-to-date SWE (snow water equivaltent) graph from the NRCS against the median and last few years, but that would be too depressing.

So here's picture of Saint Ruby on the Rocks:
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Ruby on the rocks
Love how our little manipulator managed to position a halo behind her head trying to convince us she's a saint. We know better.

Quite a few cars, some spilling onto the main paved BLM road. But not overly crowded on the trail. The trip is rated "easy" for short length & elevation gain. But it gets dodgy once you leave the trail (old road) and start negotiating steep and slippery bits of muddy basalt. Maybe it's not an issue later in the year.

Lots of lovely views:
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Diamond peak was visible, really!
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Down the ridge to Sisters Three
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Fuzzy Jeff & TFJ
Really, she's just a wonderful dog:
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Ruby on the Rocks, again (halo photoshopped out)
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Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 29 Juneuary 2018

Post by VanMarmot » January 29th, 2018, 10:28 am

Yes, pets can be angellic - particularly if a treat is on offer... Can't help thinking that "Ruby on the Rocks" would be a good name for a cocktail...
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Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Post by chiefWright » January 29th, 2018, 3:54 pm

While she likes treats, she would prefer a toy and a child. Or a day on the trail. She's never met a stranger, only new friends.

Working on that cocktail recipe. Something like whiskey sour, seein's she's a border collie. Maybe with with a dash of ginger for mischief. And of course topped with a ruby red cherry...

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Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Post by chiefWright » January 29th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Saint Ruby on the rocks:

2 oz. Highland single malt (Highland Park, Glenmorangie, The McCallan)
2 dash Peychaud's bitters
3/4 oz. Drambuie
2 oz. fresh orange juice
1 dash Grenadine

Shake with ice, strain into a tall highball with ice, garnish with orange slice and maraschino.

Courtesy of Jose, the most excellent barkeep at Gamberetti's in Salem.

Sassy & classy, lightly sweet & sour with just a flare of bittersweet. She'll wag her tail and make you feel happy.

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Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Post by sgyoung » January 30th, 2018, 4:36 pm

You've really delivered here. Well played!

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Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Post by VanMarmot » January 30th, 2018, 4:41 pm

sgyoung wrote:You've really delivered here. Well played!
Yes, well done! Now there's something more to look forward to after a hike... :)

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