27 May 2008

Rafting the Colorado - Downstream of Kremmling

Jaimie, Brianna and Ben-Ben invited us to on a raft trip near Kremmling. Down the Colorado River we went! Lots of fun. I might have to get those canoes from Dad.

More pics HERE!

20 May 2008

Rappelling Off a Wedged Pebble

This was one of our blitz weekend trips to Utah. The Haaland & Wood families brought their kids, Emma and Garett. Bob also brought his dog, Jupiter, which quickly stole my headlamp off the tailgate and it didn't stop there. Let's just say the the weekend was great .. otherwise!

We did the North Fork of No Man's Canyon on Saturday while Chris hiked with the kids. The high point was the 130 foot rap off a wedged pebble. It was backed by a small hex. This was one of my first undocumented descents a number of years ago.

Sunday we did the Lost Springs Fork (LSF) of the South Fork of Robber's Roost Canyon while the girls took the kids down the north variation. We met near the junction. The LSF is a nice bang for the buck with 4 short rappels and nice downclimbing. The kids had a lot of fun chimneying down the northern variation.

13 May 2008

Snow in mid-May

A late spring snow is not that unusual but it is getting a bit late. It has been a long winter. The first picture shows Daffodils in Mia's garden. I took that picture yesterday. It was a nice mid 60 degree day. The Daffodils are peaking about 3-1/2 weeks later than usual. Click the image for the full effect.

This second image shows the same view 24 hours later. The Daffodils are buried and flattened and most of the snow has already melted.

01 May 2008

Julia's 6th Birthday

Julia scored BIG on the dresses from her grandparents, aunt and us. I don't know why she's so much into dresses but it is what it is. Her friends gave her many fun gifts also. Take a look at that expression!

We were lucky with the weather. It was not too cold and not snowing. Good enough for whacking the pinata outside.

More pics here.

Spring Break 2008 Trip Mapped

Here's the spring break trip route through New Mexico and Texas. The main destinations are labeled. See the browseable route here or for quicker gratification, just see the static screenshot below.