Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Hip and relaxed with beard and shades. Everyone knows I'm hip. Wait, I guess I already gave away that I'm a super white Scandinavian...
Mid shave, and descent into facial nastiness.
Further into shave and entry into full facial nastiness. Prime example of the dangers of underage mustache'ing:
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Well, we’re settled into our new residence in
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Alison and I enjoyed three hikes during our stay. New Years Eve, we arrived in
At the end of the Narrows, along the Virgin River...
Alison hiking up Hidden Canyon Trail...
The icy ledges that make up the higher sections of Hidden Canyon Trail...
Alison nestled in the narrow Hidden Canyon...
Alison carefully making her way down from Hidden Canyon (I think I see a Backpacker Magazine cover shot)...
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Ridgeline I climbed up is in the lower left of this shot (it's not a maintained trail, but the gap in the brush makes it appear that way):
Shadow and prints of a happy climber:
My trekking pole basking near a rainball (like a rainbow, but in ball form- it just barely shows up in the right side of the picture). I hiked through some freezing mist at the base of a cloud layer high on the ridge, and the sun made the rainball.
The bottom of the Denali's: toothy!
My toasty Soloman boots go well with these shoes, being rated down to -40F...Bring it on Winter!
The Denali's have optional flotation tails which can be mounted and removed as neccesary as snow conditions change. Packed snow calls for the standard shoe itself, and deep snow with a heavy pack is conquered by attaching the tails for more surface area. Sweet.