Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I'll post a short TR on this trip later. But here's the one sentence summary, "Montana was fun."
|Toro, Funk, and owner of Bell Lake Yurt, Drew Pogge. Looking back at the basin with the "green room" in the middle.|
|Metres & Funk skinning around Bell Lake.|
|Nick, after a fresh dump, looking back at Bell Lake.|
Monday, February 9, 2015
edited from my 2014 list...
|at Vincent Arroyo, Nikko loving his crib.|
I did an acceptable job in this category, getting out quite a bit. Being injury free and having a flexible schedule helped.
|on the Skyline 50k|
didn't get to do a 50 miler as once I was in shape to try one, my ankle started acting up and I couldn't run for a while. So then I focused on cycling. But I did get to do the Skyline Trail 50k in Jasper NP, which was a real treat... other highlights include the EB-MUD a thon... which was a lot tougher than I expected. One thing I really wanted to do was another solo peak bagging trail run like I did up Lyell in 2013. So I'll add that to my annual goals.
|B, at the finish of the TS100. That pic describes it all...|
I didn't get to do a 600k as we had planned, as Sigman and I focused on the Tahoe Sierra 100 mountain bike race. Which was the toughest race imaginable. I think the finish rate was something like 30%, and I saw 2 folks go straight to the hospital from the finish line...
|Summit of Shastas with B|
Friday, February 6, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
We went up to Donner Lake twice over the holidays. Once before X-mas, and once after new years. And it was beautiful. For Kim's 15 year anniversary at Environ, she was given a 400$ gift certificate... to anything. So we got an inflatable SUP. Which I decided to test out on Donner Lake, during a cold snap.
|Shot from the SUP|
I love taking night photos here as you have such a nice view from the deck...
|shot precariously from the SUP after taking my gloves off...|
|another shot... edited a bit... and oversaturated...|
|Another great day at Donner Lake|
|Morning SUP session... you have to be pretty confident that you won't fall in...|
Monday, January 26, 2015
|Dickson lookout at the top of Berabe Mountain.|
Here's a quick tour of the cabins, which are located on the other side of the road across from the campground. There are trails near by, leading up to Bernabe Mountain... and the landscape quickly changes from lush redwoods to open rolling hills on this side.
|each cabin has it's own table and fire pit...|
|flush bathrooms near by... full of mosquitos for some reason|
|and showers adjacent to the bathrooms... but they were closed due to the drought.|
|firepit, table, bbq, cabin|
|inside the cabin, there are bunkbeds on both sides, with a queen size bed on the bottom on the other side. Also electricity, heat, and some shelf space.|
I wanted to run up to Stairsteps Falls, but the trail was closed...
Kai's longest ride to date:
|when we got back, it was time to go explore some big trees and mushrooms...|
|the Chases decided to go on a hike while our kiddos took a nap.|
|during Kai and Nikko's nap I went on a quick run up to Mt. Bernabe|
|and the trail I've been wanting to check out... leading to Stairstep Falls was closed... :(|
Last run as a 34 year young fella:
|the next morning, we went on a short hike while the Chases drove up to Pt. Reyes station so their kids could nap in the car.|
|Sigman came up for the day planning to go on a ride, but joined us for the hike|
|not enough pics of this dude!|
|Nikko learned how to wave on cue this week. He's showing off.|
|Kai showing he can wave too...|
|After the hike we decided to join the Chases at Pt. Reyes station and enjoyed pizza outside on a beautiful day.|
|The food monster consuming rockets...|
|the coolest bench/table in the west.|
|Since Jeff joined us for lunch, he didn't end up getting to ride. So to make up for Jeff not being able to ride, we decided to do a night ride. BART by BART for my B-day!|
|35 miles, from El Cerrito BART to San Leandro BART, through 8 regional parks, 2 creek crossing (one of which Sigman fell in), mostly dirt...|
|all in all, a great B-day. Made it home safely and enjoyed an IPA from my B-day gift.|
I'd like to do more mountain biking... this was a recommended trail:
Hopefully Kai will able to join me by then... or he can sit on the Weehoo trailer.
Also there a tons of LOOOONG runs possibilities from here... heading toward Pt. Reyes, Nicasio, Spirit Rock... in fact... in any direction. Trails galore!