Sunday, May 22, 2016
Adventure beckoned. I wanted one last long day of adventure before heading out on the 31st for The mountain...so on a rainy and cloudy Saturday, I forced myself to gear up for a long day. It is hard to leave the house with a poor forecast and thoughts of a lonely slow trudge! I set my sights on The Ramp knowing that would give me plenty of miles and a doable summit attempt. The rain eventually turned to snow, but the conditions maintained enough to summit. Although it was a long chilly day, I predict this is what I'll need to endure on my next adventure. Until then, take care!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Adventure beckoned. Today I rambled up Falls Creek with a 60 lb. pack with one goal in mind: An 8-9 hour adventure. Anybody who has ever carried a heavy pack, knows how unbelievably slow and difficult it is to travel uphill. I long for the day when I can simply go light and move quickly, unburdened by gear. With weather and conditions on my side, I made it to about 4,300 feet before deciding to abort the South Suicide Peak attempt--just plain ran out of time! Thank you God for a safe and enjoyable day in the mountains!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Adventure beckoned. As part of my continued Denali training, I try and get out every Saturday for a climb with a heavy training pack. It's not a lot of fun, and frankly, I can't wait for the day I can run up mountains again with just shoes and a light pack (or no pack at all!). I'm not sure why I didn't take any pictures on Rainbow, but I suspect it was because I had my head down from the wind and no motivation to actually get my phone out to take a picture--however, I did take a picture of Tundra when we got home. She was exhausted! Today is a day of prayer and rest for all of us! Amen!
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Adventure beckoned. Todd Kasteler and I headed out to attempt Hidden Peak on a windy day. We had a wonderful day of catching up, stories, adventure, and climbing. The wind was ferocious! We persevered to 4,800 feet before calling it a day due to looming weather. What a great day and adventure and friendship!
Friday, January 1, 2016
Adventure beckoned. On a Thursday Evening Epic Run, Jesse, E. Marquez, and I ascended point 3655 (AKA Dickey Bird Peak) through a combination of trail, bushwhacking, route-finding, and ridge scrambling. We had bonus rain, ice, and very high winds! This was the perfect way to prepare for the new year!
In this last photo, you can see the wind still cranking off the ridge!
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Adventure beckoned. Sometimes it's nice just to walk through the woods. No heavy backpack, no hill repeats, no heart rate monitor, no objective--the simple act of movement and breathing in fresh air.