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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Indian Creek Loop

Jason and I went out to check out the main loop of North and South Indian Creek.  It crosses a pass just west of Observation Peak around 9,600'.  We haven't talked to or met anyone that has done this on a dirt bike but heard that it is very difficult and the North Fork is harder.  Its about an 18 mile loop. 

We forgot the camera and went out yesterday.  It was difficult with lots of large rock gardens and some very exposed riding.  Jason had some difficulty with his clutch, then broke his front fork, and then his bike boiled over.  We decided to turn around at our 6th mile.  It took us nearly 3 hours to get that far.  This trail is serious-  we'll have to check it out another day! 

Monday, August 17, 2009

Climbing at the City of Rocks, ID

Weekend forecast called for a high of 57 degrees with rain...  So I headed to Idaho; to climb at the City of Rocks.  Weather was perfect and the weekend was glorious.  

Chloe contemplates life while Katie climbs "Scream Cheese"

Courtney on "Too Much Fun"
JBiehn on "NY isn't the City"

Katie "Rain Dance"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Phish at the Gorge

Decided last minute to travel to George, Washington to see Phish for two nights at the Gorge Amphitheater.   I hadn't seen Phish since their "last show" in Coventry, Vermont.  The Gorge is beautiful and both nights of music were amazing. 

The Gorge Amphitheater

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Flat Creek- Opening Weekend!

Flat Creek is now open to fly fishing on the Elk Refuge.  Its one of the best spots to fish in the valley and a personal favorite.  Grey Drakes were everywhere and I got a good "Grip and Grin" photo with this beautiful cutthroat trout... Unfortunately the trophy of the day got away!

the release.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Katie's Birthday-- Grand Teton

Weather forecast looked good so I decided to take Katie up the Grand Teton for her birthday.  Our plan was to hike to the Middle Teton Glacial moraine after work on Friday;  set up camp; then wake around 3am and climb the Exum Ridge 5.5.  Our plan was working perfectly until an unusual NW Flow put this pesky cloud on the summit of the Grand.  Rather than a sunny climb it turned out to be cloudy and cold.  The 
view was ruined and the outlook was a bit grim.  We climbed to about 12,500'ish feet and then down climbed and retreated.   All in all it was a good effort but the weather just wasn't cooperating... And Katie still got chocolate covered hamburgers for her birthday.  

Headed down.