Clark's Stories

The Raft - Part 1

The Raft - Part 1
           When I was a teenager, our family lived in Island Park, Idaho every summer then moved back to Idaho Falls for the fall and winter. Dad h...

The Roman Centurion

The Roman Centurion
             I felt inspired to paint the scene in the New Testament when the Roman Centurion stands at the foot of the cross and looks up at the ...

Snowshoeing - Part 2

Snowshoeing - Part 2
See part 1 for the first half of this story .               The boys were all getting ready, shouldering their packs carrying extra clothes, sle...

Snowshoeing - Part 1

Snowshoeing - Part 1
           Snowshoes are an ingenious invention.  They allow a person to walk on top of deep soft snow without sinking down into it and make snow t...

Trap in the Jordan Narrows

Trap in the Jordan Narrows
              My old horse chasing rodeo pal, Robert, called me one day and said he needed my help catching a bunch of his horses, could I come?  O...

The Range

The Range
The range is a whole other world! A vast eco system that has drawn both man and beast to its bosom. The beauty, the solitude and the calming power ...

Wild Cow Milking - Part 2

Wild Cow Milking - Part 2
         I have another wild cow milking memory. This one was with my friend KK. I met KK at BYU in Provo, Utah. He was Hawaiian. His real name was...

Wild Cow Milking - Part 1

Wild Cow Milking - Part 1
            The wild cow milking event in rodeo’s is a crazy, funny, action scene and even sometimes dangerous. Picture nine to a dozen mother rang...

College Survival Food - Part 2

College Survival Food - Part 2
See part 1 for the first half of this story          When I came to the supposed fence line Bill mentioned I drove off the road down into the cany...

College Survival Food - Part 1

College Survival Food - Part 1
          College and survival are pretty much of the same family, at least in my experience.  Trying to work your way through four or more years o...

Don't Go Down In There - Part 2

Don't Go Down In There - Part 2
See part 1 for the first half of this story .         There we were, alone on the mountain, about three miles from camp, it was sundown and a s...

Don't Go Down In There - Part 1

Don't Go Down In There - Part 1
        It was very seldom, almost never that I told my dad what to do. Part of the reason would be that he was six foot six inches tall and weighe...