Monday, June 28, 2010

E. Fork of the Carson (June 28, 2010)

Finally did the E. Fork of the Carson with Nick, Kevin & Tim (Nick's co-worker)... 20 miles of mainly Class II with the nicest hot spring in Cali at the campsite. Awesome...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Shasta - Avy Gulch - my 15th time on the summit. (June 18, 2010)

Looking back at the climbers I just passed from the top of the red banks.

Shasta - Avy Gulch - my 15th? time... pretty sure.

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Had another spectacular week:
  • Monday - Went kite boarding at Crissy Field with Andrew, then kicked the ball around with Kevin & Moses at Oakland Tech.
  • Tuesday - Went on a long barefoot run through Sausal Creek, J. Miller and Redwood Park.
  • Wednesday - Took out Willie with Moses on a spectacular night paddle from Oakland's Middle Harbor Park (with the only beach in Oakland).
  • Thursday - Played soccer with Kevin, his bro, Mizell, & Moses. Watched Pelada at the Temescal St. Cinema... then drove up to Shasta. Left Oakland right at midnight.
  • Friday - Arrived at 4:30 (there was construction near the Vallejo bridge which delayed at least 30 min.) Slept for 15 min? Left at 5:15 am. Dodged flying ice chunks from 7 - 10 am. Summitted at 11:30 am. Skied down! Yeah baby... 5000 ft of awesome corn. Should've done 2 laps. Picked up groceries, ate a double whopper, got down to Woodson Bridge State park. Met up with Kimbo, Moses & Kate. Played cups, drank a bit, grilled up some meat. I passed out around 10:30 pm.

20 min from the top!

OK, if you want to do Shasta with the odds on your side... do it:

summit pano... looking at the trinity alps, to lassen, and glimpses of the oregon cascades.

More pics here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time Lapse - Full Moon set from the backyard

Check out the full moon setting from the backyard...

Shot on May 18, 2010

I used: my canon SD 890, hacked with 4 GB CHDK (with the intravalometer script loaded) Shots taken every 40 seconds, at 5 second exposure, ISO 400, F/3.2

Diablo to Hamilton Ride (June 3, 2010)

Did my second longest ride ever yesterday... check it out. 140+ miles, nearly 15,000 ft of vert! Solo...

The route involved doing some single track, fire road, climbing two significant mountains, observing some beautiful wildflowers, consuming lots of snacks (2000+ calories worth), eating a veggie burrito in Livermore, and about 11 hours of riding.

A bit sore today, but not too bad.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

... another blog has emerged...

A lot of my friends have mentioned that I have a lot of energy and *mostly* use it for going on cool adventures.... even more of my friends have also noticed that I have a horrible memory. So I decided to do a weekly blog update.