Monday, October 11, 2010

Muttley Monday - AWW Throwback

When Bailey was a little guy he and I worked together as Allagash Rangers, patrolling the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW).  We worked 10 days on and getting 5 days off, living alone in a remote cabin (2hrs from pavement, and further than that to a store).  Driving home to Caratunk was like a drive into a big city.

I did this for 2 summers, I only had Bailey for the second summer.  I often miss the solitude I had on the waterway, it was a really great time in my life, and it is what lead me to getting Bailey in the first place. 

This Muttley Monday is a bit of a throwback to those times.
Bailey checking out a moose

Waiting for permission to leave the canoe, Umsaskis Lake, AWW, Maine
Long Lake Dam, AWW, Maine

Our cabin on Umsaskis

25 comments:

Laura said...

that's so cool!!!! :) I've got to get up there to see you. Do I keep saying that? Is it creeping you out? Ha ha It's just so beautiful up there. Maybe after the tri season is over next year I can roll up for a hike!!!

Luke said...

You have some of the most beautiful pictures. I have applied to be a ranger in NC a few times with no luck. I think that may be one of the few jobs I might enjoy. I also have applied to work inthe fire towers here during the summer. I like solitude.

Matty O said...

OH MAN, is he the third cutest (of course I am biased and think my pups are cuter) dog in the world!!! :)

Love these posts. Get to really know more about you. I can see how you and Bailey are so close now. Living out in the woods like that with him being your only "friendly" lifeform out there haha.

Nice outfit! I always wanted to be a park ranger... dead serious. Maybe when I get sick of sitting in my office chair every damn day I will grow a set and take the leap.

If you take Bailey to IMLP H and I will watch him for ya :)

Have a great week!

Jon said...

Is he for rent? I seriously need a dog for a weekend at a time sometimes.

Christi said...

Wow, what a great way to find some peace and quiet, a remote cabin and an awesome pup!

TRI-james said...

Beautiful – but soon it will be covered in snow, no?

trainhappyblog said...

Looks like that was an awesome time in your life!! Bailey is so adorable :)

Jason said...

Those pictures are gorgeous. Nothing like the great outdoors.

Runners Fuel said...

That is so awesome! What a great job to have!

misszippy said...

Bailey is so darn cute looking at that moose.

DRog said...

Bailey checking out that Moose
!!!!!!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

love the pic of bailey checkin' out the moose and hangin' in the canoe..actually, i love all the pics. it's so fun to see another slice of life in the USA;-)

JudyMac said...

Bailey was a really cute puppy!

That must have been a great time in your life, living in the wilderness like that. As a child it was always my dream job to become a ranger, then I found out that there weren't any in the UK.

Johan Stemmet said...

What an amazing life to have, so beautifull and peacefull.

Wish my dog, Eddy was as obedient as Bailey. Maybe I must sent him to Bailey-camp

Enjoy!!!

Molly said...

I love how Bailey waits to get out of the canoe, so cute!

Jeffrey said...

Bailey looks like a well behaved dog - not to mention super cute. I'm with John S, want to take my guy for Bailey-camp? He could use the work.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Very impressed he is so well trained! Did he get the moose? Dude you look all professional and shit in your uni!

LMC said...

Beautiful pix. I can completely understand how you would miss the AWW. I bet Bailey loved it too!

Aimee said...

Love those pics!!

Quinton J said...

There is the wilderness...and then there are your photos. Bailey needs his own show.

Regina said...

ha!! I thought you meant AWW as is "Aw, how cute!" Was it meant to be a double entendre?

Super cute!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love the adventures you go on.

Anne-Marie said...

awww, love the lil' Bailey pics! It looks so gorgeous up there!

Patrick Mahoney said...

OK Baily is rad, there is no doubt. But I never put together your oocupation and the fact that you would wear a ranger uniform. That is awesome.

Brybrarobry said...

Nice uniform. Makes you look mature and responsible. Where I get me one of those. haha

B