Monthly Archives: December 2009

Nervous

After doing some dishes, cleaning leftovers out of the fridge, a load of laundry, downloading audiobooks onto my iPod, and running over the contents of my bag in my head, I’m still nervous. So I forgot to change the oil … Continue reading

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Warmth

A little over a year ago I bought a light quilt (in backpack speak: a top bag without a hood) on sale from Backpackinglight. At 11 oz it was certainly light, but it wasn’t warm below 50 degrees without a … Continue reading

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It’s all about the up, yes?

Last adventure of 2009 today (other than flying from Missoula to Cincinnati through SLC on the 31st), and damn was it a good one. Some good turns were had (and some shitty ones, both with respect to wind crust and … Continue reading

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Ski report

On this Monday, the snow conditions in Western Montana are not so good. The Crystal Theatre at Lolo had 2-4″ of fresh surface hoar over punchy, grabby styro. Schoolroom conditions for someone of my modest abilities. Conditions were good for … Continue reading

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The End

End of the year, end of the decade. The temporary end of my creativity? My cup has been too full to spend much time here. The end of a very stressful semester happened two days before my parents and sister … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

In the last week, we went to Yellowstone. Saw Bison and played in the snow.Ate immoderately, and opened presents this morning. I got one, that took the below. Should be exciting. Happy holidays, and many more to come, everyone.

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Another

Nifty video. Much though I like Montana (though not Missoula, when it’s icey and rainy as it is now), you cannot beat the riding in Arizona. No way, no how. http://www.youtube.com/v/0-FFktXEfnM&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00 I finished the last of my nagging school details … Continue reading

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Whoa

http://www.youtube.com/v/03Cow7sn5w4&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00 Mind the no-handed mantel at 1:05. Bonkers. I’m almost done. Almost. Argg.

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Skiing!!

At last.It snowed four inches in town overnight, and I’m far enough from under my own thumb to sneak off and investigate. The great snow trap of Lolo Pass was the destination. And it was good. Much better snowpack than … Continue reading

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Skiing

I’ve only been skiing once this season. No better than last year, but it makes me sad. School is winding down. I have plenty yet to do, but nothing of grave consequence or substantial magnitude. I hope to get out … Continue reading

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