Snow Bouldering

January 30, 2007 at 8:56 am

Yes, I’m so desperate to get back on the rock that I pulled off my boots, my gators, my wind shell, and my balaclava to get some bouldering in while we were in Vedauwoo last weekend. I learned that deep snow makes a nice soft landing exactly once.

I think I got the FA on this little boulder north of the main area. I call it “Snow Bouldering is Fun!” V0-.


Holy Saturday

January 29, 2007 at 6:55 am

Mark and I spent the day yesterday on a 5-mile long snowshoe sans-snowshoes in Vedauwoo. I like to call it “The Ultimate Post-Holing Adventure”. It was a beautiful day, and so great to see such a familar place in such an unfamilar state. We’ve spent a whole lot of time in Ved, but never when it had this much snow. It was so quiet and peaceful.

I’ll be posting a lot more pics from the trip in the next day or so.


2006 Climbing Year in Review

January 24, 2007 at 7:22 am

I spent some time putting together pictures from several of our climbing adventures last year into a “review” movie. It’s funny, we climbed a good bit last year, but I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do, for some reason. I hope nobody minds, but I added in some pictures our friends have taken to supplement my own (thanks Dylan and Thomas!)

I experimented with a new compression algorithm to try to keep the movie clear, so I hope this works for everybody. Enjoy!


January 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Well, yesterday it officially became time to donate my hair. I got it all chopped off! I had requests to take before and after shots, so here they are.

Nope, no secrete hidden sister, those are both pictures of me!


Pictures of the 1913 Denver Snow Storm

January 19, 2007 at 8:08 am

Ok, I just saw this and I love it! According to our local office of the National Weather Service:

“The greatest snow storm in Denver weather history occurred during December 1st through December 6th of 1913. The bulk of the snowfall occurred on December 4th and 5th. 45.7 inches was recorded for the entire snow event. This kind of brings our last several snow storms into prospective! ”

Definitely check out the great (and very funny) pictures from the storm that they have posted here:

Snowy nose!

January 19, 2007 at 6:41 am

This is another shot from the canyon last weekend. Liv was digging for something interesting under the snow. She usually looks like this when she’s outside these days.



January 16, 2007 at 7:26 pm

Exotic patterns on my garage window this morning. It’s that cold out.


Snow on the River

January 16, 2007 at 6:29 am

Even though the Poudre River was pretty much entirely frozen over, it was still beautiful when I was out snowshoeing yesterday.