Monthly Archives: August 2008

The race revisited

The general election is in full swing.  Almost everyone in our small corner of the world has written of it, at least briefly.  My turn again. I do not believe the context or details of the election has changed fundamentally … Continue reading

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A beautiful morning

Mt Sentinel in 33 minutes without really trying, hang out on top in a 20 mph wind.  Dark thin cloudbanks, corduroying the Clark Fork Valley from north to south.  Sheep Mountain and Point Six socked in.  Rage the downhill, spin … Continue reading

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Lost

And looking, for something.   I am firmly outside my comfort zone now, in a new biome, but more importantly at the beginning of a new vocation and avocation.   My school week looks like this: practicum (for-credit internship) from … Continue reading

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Lolo-Lolo south-plus traverse

It was a good day to be out in the mountains. Today was a rematch with Lolo Peak, with an additional exploratory along the reputedly semi-technical ridge leading south.   The saddle between the north and south summits provided easy … Continue reading

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Last weekend

Before the next phase of my life!   Survived orientation in style, and very hopeful for the future.  Sorry GT, the excitement of the last few days got the best of me: slept in til 10, then ate pizza for … Continue reading

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Rainy day, and tomorrow(s)

Yep, ‘s been raining outside for a few hours now.  Was gonna go for a nice easy ride in the woods, but it also wasn’t too hard to stay home, drink tea, and do small things. Like work on my … Continue reading

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Meet Bob.Bob is big.Bob has primeval forests.Bob has bears. Though I didn’t see any.Bob has water. For a desert rat, lots of water. Pretty water.Bob has miles and miles and miles of tempting trails. (I am Jill!)I hiked about 30 … Continue reading

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Sheep Mountain and ice cream

It was hot in Montana today. Arizona hot. Better get up there. Sheep Mountain is a good ride.Trails only get better as they get up. The beasts on the summit. After descending to civilization, further aid was needed. This would … Continue reading

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0:32

As in, 32 minutes up Mount Sentinel. As in, 17 meters/minute average. I hit 20 a few times. Say what?! I’m in better shape than I thought. Obviously, the gauntlet to go sub-30 has been well and thoroughly thrown. I … Continue reading

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A mountain, a beer, a wreck, and words

Yesterday was a fun day. Got my practicum paperwork and schedule all hammered out, then went to hike up a mountain. The opposite view from M’s picture last week. The M is only a third of the way to the … Continue reading

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