Sunday, June 16, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I went for a little trail run this morning along the Donner Lake Rim Trail up to Summit Lake for #summitsunday. One of my very favorite things, even dating back to my first year at UNR, is coming back from a workout and jumping in Donner Lake to cool off, ice the legs, or become less stinky. I did all three of those things today after the run, so here's the Summit Sunday pic for today.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
#Summitsunday came home to Utah this week for a hike up Mt. Olympus. It was a good return to training for me after the Grand Canyon, though I think I'll be sore tomorrow.
Pictured in the panorama is Mr. Wilson (who is an occasional contributor to the blog), and it was great to hear what he's up to these days. Hikes/Training/Active Activities are the best catch-up activities. Way better than drinks at the bar. Wilson and I had some great chats on that steep trail to the top.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Okay, I missed #summitsunday last week. I feel bad about it because I remembered, but then decided to have a lazy Sunday instead. I think it is only the second #summitsunday I've missed since the project's beginning, which shows my dedication to pursuit of pointless fancies in the name of fun. All the same, feel free to suggest punishments for my truancy in the comments below. As partial-penance for last week I have an early post for this week, and will try to get another summit tomorrow as well.
I went in search of snow around the south end of the lake today. A good buddy Erika and I drove down to Emerald Bay at 6am, strapped skis to our backpacks in the early morning light, and proceeded to walk. Like, a lot. Somehow we had both forgotten tennis shoes, so we hiked in flip-flops until we got high enough to get to the snow line. We ended up finding a little snow to ski on, maybe 8 turns worth, but the real joy today was in sitting silently on a mountain on a cool, spring morning with a friend- and waiting and listening to the expanse of the sky above, and tracing the outlines of the ridge opposite.