Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Great Picture Purge (Or: Here's What I've Been Up To, Sort Of)

Over the past couple of months, the energy that I once devoted to rock climbing (and occasionally posting pictures and videos thereof) has been directed elsewhere, and spread pretty thin.  The hiatus has been good for me in many ways, but I'm now ready to renew my obsession.  And just in time:  The alpine areas have melted, and are ready to be flailed upon by yours truly.  By the time I get my mojo back (to the extent that I ever had it), the temps should be crisp and the friction extraordinary.  Hopefully I'll see some of you out there.

In the mean time, here are some photos of recent trips I've taken.  I hope you enjoy.

The Olympic Peninsula 

Nationalistic shenanigans, eh?  Canada Day in Victoria, BC. 

Fresh forage in Vancouver.

The summit of the Chief at Squamish, BC.

Bobcat near the summit of the Chief.  Look toward the center of the photo, just under the splintered log.


Another slug.  I promise it was a really exciting trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Even on vacation, I can't forget about my projects at home.

With a little agricultural TLC and viticultural intervention, these grapes too will one day get me drunk.

Mitch imbibes, albeit grudgingly.  Touring wineries is such a chore.

See... It's a total chore.

Shaggy Parasol mushroom.

Katie and Simone on Mt. Yale.

Bernholtz Arete at the Skyland Boulders in Crested Butte. 

Atomic (aka Tick Fever)