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October 8, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: New Mexico, Santa Fe
Santa Fe is the second oldest city in the United States. It was founded in 1609, before any cities in the northeast. (The oldest city is St. Augustine in Florida, 1565). The plaza in downtown Santa Fe has been the center of town since 1610. The oldest public building in the United States, the Palace of the Governers, is located on the plaza. It is also the end of the Santa Fe Trail.
July 27, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine
The red buildings on the right are rorbuer, abandoned fishermen's cabins. Ours is one of the ones right on the water. This photo was taken around midnight, when the weather finally started to clear after 2 or 3 days of grey clouds.
July 24, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Looking out at Svolvær from our campsite. Svolvær is the largest town on the Lofoten Islands (population: 4,197 in 2005), and a great place to spend $10 on a bottle of cheap beer while waiting for the ferry to Narvik (one of the northernmost cities in the world and where we caught the train to Stockholm).
July 22, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan
The man, the legend — Erik Thoreson. Erik attended my high school as an exchange student and was one of my best friends. I promised him then, 9 years ago, that I would visit him someday in Sweden. This photo was taken during dinner in Gamla Stan.
This former mining town is located on the eastern border of the Holy Cross Wilderness. The buildings (we found 3 standing) are about 130 years old and located 11,500 feet above sea level. We camped here our second night.
May 28, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Utah, National Parks, Canyonlands N.P.
A joint on the Chesler Park Trail. We encountered a much more adventurous trail of this sort on the side of Big Spring Canyon on our third day - instead of walking on the ground through the joint, we walked on logs that were unevenly wedged into the walls 100 feet above the ground.
April 22, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Colorado, Boulder, Flatirons
Sarah, Chris, Erik and I climbed Green Mountain and Bear Peak today, hiking a little over 9 miles and climbing about a mile in elevation. The photo above (of some guy climbing Bear Peak) was taken with my new camera. The ones below are from my old camera.
Mt. Princeton, a huge bulky mass with three peaks, is one of my favorite mountains in Colorado. It's also part of the largest concentration of mountains over 14,000 feet on the continent (the Sawatch Range).
April 8, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Colorado, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Mt. Princeton and Mt. Yale at dusk. Mt. Princeton is 14,197 ft and Yale is 14,196 ft. Here's the view of Princeton from the summit of Yale.
February 26, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Colorado, Boulder
Even though it felt like summer today, parts of the Fern Canyon trail were very slippery with ice and packed snow, especially near the summit of Bear Peak. The loop we used to climb South Boulder Peak and Bear Peak was 9.5 miles long and gained 3,480 feet in elevation.
January 29, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain N.P.
The view (east) of Moraine Park on the way back to the trailhead. The most popular views of Moraine Park include the mountains to the west. We hiked up into these mountains but the snow and wind prevented us from seeing most of the peaks. Here are a few photos by a photographer named Erik Stensland.
| Categories: Snowboarding
Looking south-southwest at the Holy Cross Wilderness. Mount of the Holy Cross (14,005 ft.) is the big one on the left. The name is derived from a snowfield on the mountain.
January 21, 2006 | Permalink
| Categories: Colorado, James Peak Wilderness
A now abandoned schoolhouse near Rollinsville. The founder of this mining camp outlawed saloons and dancehalls. Today the camp is one of the trailheads for the James Peak Wilderness. The trailhead is located at the east portal to Moffat Tunnel, which carries trains through the Continental Divide.