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The Last Yurt on the Left

August 5, 2014


As soon as we were on the other side, a podgy Kyrgyz man in a crowd of other men watching the clearing of the slide started screaming at me in Russian, too quickly for me to understand. He approached me with his hand raised, as if he were going to hit me in the back of the head, so I flinched and got out of arm's length as quickly as I could. The rest of the crowd, which included military and police officers, didn't even give the situation a cursory glance despite an obvious foreigner about to be whacked in the head.

Let’s Stick to Climbing on the Stones

August 4, 2014


Right at the base of the descent, the ground disappeared below my feet, and I fell into a crevasse.

Did you bring food?

July 31, 2014


We hiked across the stream and set up camp for the night at the Onion Field trailhead. The next day, we had absolutely fabulous weather for the hike to Camp 1, and only a few instances where we could not find the trail because of snow. Camp 1 is at about 4400 meters above sea level, which was the highest I had ever hiked to before (this is the elevation of Mt. Elbert in Colorado). Needless to say, I was stoked for everything beyond.

Toes of the Tien Shan

September 4, 2012


We made out way back down slowly, mindful of the slick trail and non-hiking footwear of my coworkers, and found the bus stop. It was a terrific weekend on the Toes of the Tien Shan Mountains, and I have a feeling I will continue to spend a significant amount of time there this year.

Белый Goes To Moab

May 11, 2012


While Slickrock is my favorite trail, Jon and Amanda are undoubtedly two of my favorite people in the world, and it was a definite treat to ride with the two of them and not the entire Alpine Club, as I have done in years past. I don't see these two as much since I moved from Denver, so we had an absolute blast together with our bikes on rock. I hope to ride with them both a lot more this summer before heading to the other side of the world.

Catching Up with the Fall 2011: Conundrum Hot Springs

November 11, 2011


After an early-ish start, we finished the last hour of the hike and arrived at the Hot Springs, which had a total of four people at first. For reasons pictured at the beginning of this post, I didn't take many pictures at the Springs themselves. After a few hours, the place became packed with people, and I think there were close to twenty in the big pool by the time we decided to leave.

Handies Peak and Colorado Colors

October 23, 2010


We found ourselves on a mild summit in no time, where Steve and I cracked some PBRs, seeing how that was the only source of nourishment. Sarah, on the other hand, decided to wait until we got back to the car to get her caloric intake...[Read More]