Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bodenburg Butte

Adventure beckoned. Although not epic or challenging, I've always wanted to climb the Bodenburg, on a relaxing Sunday with blue skies, my family and I with a friend hiked up the Butte. We all had a great day! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rainbow Peak Outing

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

Hidden Peak Adventure 2.20.16

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

3655 (AKA Dickey-Bird Peak)

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

Appointed Time for Everything

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. 

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mt. Alice (attempt)

Adventure beckoned. On Saturday, August 8th, Dan, Mark, and I headed out to Seward to climb Mt. Alice. We were optimistic despite a poor weather forecast, obvious fog, and intermittent visibility. Nonetheless, we carried on in hopes for a window of opportunity to summit. After multiple hours of hiking, climbing, and negoitating challenging rock and ridges, we decided to turn around at about 4,400 feet. The mountain was socked in with clouds and the weather deteriorating quickly. The desire is always to summit but the goal is to get down safely. All in all, we had an unbelievable 8 hours of adventure. Epic!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rendezvous Peak...stroll.

Rendezvous Peak--summit. Beautiful day, cloudy, light winds, solitude in the hills, and wonderful views. Amen!