Friday, October 6, 2023

Sky Lakes Wilderness with Josh Cott

 Quick Trip out to Sky Lakes with Josh.  Was supposed to meet up with Torsten as well, but he bailed a day early, we saw him on his way out.  

Sky Lakes and Mtn Lakes Wilderness are pretty close by an gorgeous, but the season is short.  We tried to go in to the Sky Lakes in May thinking maybe we could beat the mosquitos, but we did not.  There was snow on the ground and we were swarmed by mosquitos the entire hike, so we bailed to Lake of the Woods (do they spray there? how come no skeeters?)

You have to go in the fall after the skeeters have died down.  And fall for me is quite busy.  Being a soccer dad, coaching NICA, and school... so it's hard to get out.  But I got to do a quick S24O with Josh on a Thurs, back by Fri, then back past the trailhead I was just at to drive Kai up to Bend for a NICA race...

Ran into a guy who said he caught a 14" big mouth at deep lake.  Other than that guy, we didn't really see anyone.  

Next time, I'd like to go a bit deeper into the lakes basin.  Cliff Lake sounds good.  

  • We went in at Cherry Creek TH, easy access. Dirt, but could've made it in a Prius.  
  • Nannie Creek is just above that, might be another decent option, especially if I want to get into the Seven Lakes Basin.
  • Get up Jupiter, Venus, Lee, and Violet Hill, 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Shasta Ascension Race - my 2nd, or maybe 3rd?

 Got 8th O/A, 5th in my age group.  

Kai got 3rd in Juniors... and Nikko was really leading the race, but then took a wrong turn.  I found him crying on the boot pack.  Poor buddy.  He eventually made it down, but was quite sad the rest of the day.

  • We went down with the Willumsens and McGradys.  Stayed at the LOGE. 
  •  The Sno-Ball was awesome!
Mikey, Casey, Adam and I did McLoughlin the day before, which was pretty awesome.  

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Miley's 40th

 What an old man!

Great times playing Nails, Mtn Biking, playing Corn hole, and drinking... 

Day 1

Day 2

Monday, September 12, 2022

Pine to Palm 2022! My Second 100!


Was quite nervous about this as I hadn't been training much for it.  But I relied on my base and the fact that I did quite well at SOB 100k and the mental fortitude in watching Sam suffer at WS100.  Smokey, hot, epic day!  My stretch goal was to finish under 24, so I'm super stoked!

Ended up  12th O/A and 10th for males.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2022