Monday, March 12, 2018
Al Parker and I were PhD students together back in the early 2000's. Now, he's one of my best friends, and we make the effort to get together a couple of times per year for a big day (or days) in the mountains. A couple of weeks back, I made it over to Bozeman to see Al, and also to visit my PhD adviser Curt. Al planned a big day in the Bridgers: we hiked up Truman Gulch, from the West, summitted the Bridger Ridge, on the north end of Bridger Ski area, and then walked south over Saddle Mountain, Bridger Peak, Baldy Mountain, and down to Bozeman's 'M' parking area. It was a long day, at 11+ hours, but it was fantastic.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
|Matt climbing above the clouds.|
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
|Dave in the East Bowl of Little Saint Joe.|
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Since returning home from Denmark and wrapping up the fall semester at the University, I've been focused on skiing. It's been the best start to a ski season that I can remember, with lots of powder days so far. Most of the outings have been just Jen and I getting up to Snowbowl, but we did make one family trip to Elkhorn Hot Springs, followed by a day of skiing at Lost Trail. Both were great, but I especially recommend Elkhorn if you like a rustic experience.
2017 has been action-packed, with a lot of challenges. Looking back on my life, there have been a few years in which 'everything' seems to happen. 1996 was one of those years, filled with family death & drama, college graduation, and marriage. 2017 seems to have been one of those years as well. It'd be nice if the challenges tapered off in 2018, but I'm not going to count on it.
Here are a few mixes of music I've been listening to over the past couple of months:
Friday, December 15, 2017
|My host Per Christian Hansen in downtown Copenhagen.|
|The Math and CS Dept Xmas party. This is what happens at a well-funded university.|
Saturday, December 2, 2017
This fall, work has been all-consuming, and I've lost the drive for adventure. So our trip to Stanley Hot Springs last weekend was at Jen's urging. I've heard that the creek crossing 1/4 mile from the springs can be sketchy when the creek is high, and this time we experienced it. The log-shimmy we had to do to cross the creek can be seen in the video below. Everything was coated with a thin sheet of ice. It was nerve wracking, but nothing too terrible. On the way home, we grabbed food at Lochsa Lodge, making for a great day.