|Destination:||A week at Red Rocks and JTree w/ Kim Smith|
|Description:||Some people have jobs that are way too important. Kim could only squeeze out a week away from the lab, but we managed to have a good time and get a fair amount of climbing done. It also coincided with the 2000 presidential election. Nuff said there.|
w/ Kim Smith
Only got in two days before heading over to JTree, but they were good days and a good intro to the area for Kim
|Destination:||A long road trip from late July to November served up in two parts. Went to Assiniboine, the Bugaboos, Challenger, Adams and Daniel. Other than a couple of routes I'd done before in the Bugs, I can up empty on the rest. Then Betsy flew into Seattle and we shifted into rock climbing mode. Went to Squamish, Smith, City and Red Rocks before making the long drive home in late November.|
|Timeframe:||July - November|
|Description:||Assiniboine to Red Rocks|
w/ Betsy Harrison
After visits to Squamish, Smith and the City, we spent the rest of our vacation time here.
|Destination:||A nice long road trip that covered alot of ground - w/ Betsy Harrison|
|Timeframe:||October - November|
|Description:||From the Needles of SD, to Devil's Tower, on over to Smith Rocks, we made our way down thru California by way of a quick visit to 'ORG'. Snow drove us south to two wonderful weeks at JTree. After that we moved over to Red Rocks where after a week we made tracks for Denver and Thanksgiving with Chip and his family. We went window shopping one day and traded in our fading Subaru Legacy for a slightly used 95 Eurovan Camper. A big piece of debt, but also a major upgrade in comfort for being on the road. Didn't help that we'd seen quite a few of them @ JTree.|
Two weeks at Joshua Tree
Blown south by storms and snow we arrived at JTree hoping for some relief. This was our first visit so the goal was to see as much of the park as time permitted. We particularly wanted to get out to the Astro Domes. The only time we didn't climb was when we went into town and got a motel room to watch the election returns. Back to the crags early the next day. We meet up with John & Ron early on so hooked up with them often during our stay.
w/ Betsy Harrison
An intro to Red Rocks
|Name:||Katahdin / Acadia 1995|
|Destination:||A fall rock climbing trip w/ Tyler Stableford and Kevin Hand|
|Description:||Only the 2nd time I've been to Katahdin when it wasn't winter. We got a campsite at Roaring Brook and got in two days of climbing before heading to Acadia for some more of the same. The goal was to do the Armadillo Buttress at Baxter and some cragging on the ocean at Acadia. Great weather until the last day.|
Wind in the Willows - The Armadillo Buttress
Three great pitches way off the ground, protected by a problematic approach ...
A brieft one day visit.
After Katahdin we drove all night to get here for one fine day of climbing before the weather, which had been great, finally turned against us.
|Destination:||Rock & Road: 16 days in California w/ Eric and Rob|
|Timeframe:||Sept - October|
|Description:||I don't remember how this all came about, but all of a sudden I was headed out west to catch up with Rob and Eric for a brief but exciting circuit around the Sierra. The idea was to crag and enjoy ourselves as much as possible in 16 days. We started in Vegas at Red Rocks, headed west to the Needles, went up thru the National Parks, stopped by Tuolumne and ended up down in the Gorge the first week of October.|
16 days in Californa w/ Eric Olson and Rob Garneau
Red Rocks to the Needles to Tuolumne to Bishop and back to Vegas. Oh yeah and some beer was consumed.
|Destination:||The first half of a year spent on the road|
|Timeframe:||Jan - March|
|Description:||I flew home from Denver for the holidays (Thanksgiving - Xmas). I also needed some work and the 'beamery' generously gave me some hours working on post and beam projects while I was around. Around New Years I flew back to Denver and spent the next 3 months wandering around the desert before spending a bit of time cragging in the Valley.|
A week in the Valley w/ Jill Lawrence
I caught up with Jill in Arizona while she was working for Proctor Academy's Mt Classroom. We immediately made plans to meet up in the Valley in March. Sure wish we had more than a week as we both had alot of energy and the Valley was mostly quiet that week.
|Destination:||The second half of a year spent on the road.|
|Timeframe:||July - August|
|Description:||After a few days in Omaha we go to Devils Tower on the 18th of July. After 3 days there we got in a half wet day at Lumpy Ridge and visit with family in Denver. We then spent almost a month in the Wind River Range spread over a week in the Temple Lakes / Cirque and two glorious weeks in Titcomb Basin. We were back in Denver by the 21st and home to NH a week later.|
A primer for the Winds w/ Mary Erdei
This albums includes both the 85 and 86 visit. In 1985 we got in 3 days of climbing before heading west to the Winds. We were building towards something and having climbed alot already we felt pretty comfortably doing what we did. The highlight had to be Hollywood and Vine. Wish we'd had time to do some of the West Face routes, but the mountains were calling. The dynamic in 86 was the same (Tower to Winds) but the magic of 85 was clearly gone.