Archives for: July 2005

Chasm Lake

July 31, 2005



 
We were going to go backpacking this weekend but Sarah's brother's dog swallowed a tennis ball. She had to watch her nephew while the dog underwent surgery, and two of her friends from Michigan ended up visiting, so we took them up to Chasm Lake on the east face of Long's Peak.

Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain N.P.

The Flying Monkeys

July 27, 2005



 
The Booth Company's softball team — the Flying Monkeys — finished up the summer season (in the lowest possible league) 9 to 3. Err... maybe 10 to 3.
 

Categories: Miscellaneous

The departure of Mr. Sheets

July 27, 2005



 
Josh Sheets, a co-worker and good friend, left today for a 6 month trip through Europe with his wife Martina, who's from the Czech Republic. They've purchased a Volvo over there already and plan to drive all around. Happy trails Sr. Sheets.
 

Categories: Miscellaneous

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre De Christo Wilderness

July 25, 2005



 
 

 
Sarah:

 
The Sangre De Christos:

 
Other pics:

Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Great Sand Dunes N.P.

Burlington

July 20, 2005



 
Lake Champlain
 

Hanging out on Church Street
 

Categories: Vermont

The Long Trail

July 19, 2005



 
Jason and I backpacked on the Long Trail for two days. We climbed Mt. Abraham and then slept in an unlocked ski lift cabin on the top of Mt. Lincoln. The Long Trail is one of the most amazing backpacking trails in the country. It overlays the Appalachian Trail near the southern border of Vermont and runs all the way up to Canada. It would take about one month to hike the entire thing. It isn't huge in length but it's rugged, beautiful, old and well-kept. The low elevation was very welcoming to my lungs — a week before climbing Mt. Abraham (4,006 ft) I climbed Mt. Yale (14,196 ft) in Colorado. Abraham is the fifth tallest mountain in Vermont. The first is Mt. Mansfield, which my Dad, Jason and I climbed a few years ago.
 

 

Categories: Vermont

Mount Yale

July 10, 2005



 
The summit (14,196 ft) looking at Mount Princeton (14,197 ft).
 

 
The view of Buena Vista from the summit of Yale.
 

 
Sarah climbing.
 

Categories: Colorado, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

Fourth of July Backpacking

July 4, 2005



 
The Indian Peaks over 4th of July weekend.
 

 

Categories: Colorado, Indian Peaks Wilderness