Yosemite Meadow Fire

Sep 30th 2014 — Yosemite — 7:15 pm

Pictures of what was known as “The Meadow Fire”, in Yosemite National Park, spreading into Little Yosemite Valley and eventually to Cloud’s Rest on September 7th, 2014. A persistent drought combined with windy conditions meant the fire spread quickly.

These were taken from an Iphone in the early afternoon as the fire progressed.

Eventually the 80 or so hikers stranded on Half Dome were evacuated by helicopter with combined efforts of several local rescue agencies.

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You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore

Sep 16th 2014 — Music — 12:14 pm

Jump

Sep 13th 2014 — Uncategorized — 10:28 am

We got down from the Prow and the next day we drove to Parachute Center in Lodi and went skydiving.

I was strapped to the front of a dude from Hungary named Roman who didn’t speak much English.

Highly recommended.

Sean Loading Plane Inside Richard Sign

The Prow, Washington Column

Sep 6th 2014 — Climbing,Yosemite — 8:57 am

Last week Richard and I climbed The Prow on Washington Column. This was the first time I had ever slept in a portaledge and the first time I have ever done a route where you have to haul all your gear up with you.

The route is steep and exposed, tall compared to the rest of the planet but a short wall by Yosemite Valley standards.

Props to Richard for swinging leads with me, all his help with rope management and hauling, and his easy-going attitude.

Start Pitch One Pitch 6 Half Dome Evening Richard Coffee Half Dome Morning Strange Dihedral Up Canyon Richard Climbing Richard Leading Second Night Evening Summit Yo Getting Down

Bay Area Randomness

Aug 14th 2014 — Family — 11:09 pm

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Sausalito Boating

Aug 14th 2014 — Family — 9:53 pm

We spent a few mornings on the water

Mom Rebubba Seal 1 Seal 2 Mom Houseboats Davy Pelicans Mom Ferry Rebecca Ferry Davy Tugboat Many Seals

San Francisco with the Fam

Aug 13th 2014 — Family — 12:31 pm

Spent a week with my wonderful family. Walking has long been a favorite activity of ours.

Rebecca Davy Dad Tennessee Beach Rebecca Mom Rebecca Ocean IMG_0350 Davy Mom The Fam Selfie Dad Photo Mom Tha Bridge Davy Photog Cold Mom The Bridge Rebubba

Snake Dike

Aug 4th 2014 — Climbing,Yosemite — 1:12 pm

Bushwacking Pitch 3 Pitch 3 Again 3rd Class Looking Southeast Sky Matt Up Matt Down Cables

Yos With Val

Jul 24th 2014 — Yosemite — 10:12 am

A fabulous visit last week by my dear friend Valerie.

Val y Yo Clouds Val Tree Carollin Val Rocks Dome Tuolumne River _JMS2687 Cascades Dark Clouds Cascades Val Meadow

Mount Dana

Jul 6th 2014 — Yosemite — 10:09 pm

How we spent the 4th of July. That and eating pie with ice cream. 13,061 ft high but Tioga Road does most of that work for you.

Trail Marker Summit Shot Mono Lake Cornice Rocks Matt and Allison Going Up Flowers Lake

Yosemite Wanderings

Jul 5th 2014 — Yosemite — 11:37 pm

It is hard to stay properly appreciative.

Sunrise Early Morning Stuff Bear Half Dome Ant Liberty Cap Vernal Falls Vernal Falls

Higher Cathedral Spire: Regular Route

Jun 28th 2014 — Climbing,Yosemite — 11:50 pm

Higher Cathedral Spire Clouds Trees Pitch 2 Pitch 3 Pitch 4 Pitch 4 Again Matt P4 Justin P4 El Cap Sentinel Group East Backlit Woods

Steck-Salathe

Jun 19th 2014 — Climbing,Yosemite — 6:28 pm

The plan was to do it in a day.

We left the apartment at 4:30am on Tuesday and got back at 3:00pm on Wednesday.

From the route description on Mountain Project:

The Steck-Salathe truly deserves its status as one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”. Everything from the climbing itself to the many stories of adventure had on the north face of the Sentinel makes this climb a must-do for any aspiring Valley climber — if not a route to be repeated again and again, it certainly should at least be seen as a rite of passage. The climb’s reputation for being long, wide, and physical is well deserved, but the quality of that climbing, the position one achieves, and the overall sense of adventure the route offers should not be understated.

Big ups to my roommate and friend Stewart Williams for being such a baller.

Hiking In Ramp Approach El Cap and Cathedral Rock View IMG_1461 Stewart Following To the Narrows Face Climbing Narrows Morning Bivy Spot After Narrows Chimney Yosemite Falls Stewart on Summit Spring Water Sentinel

Yosemite Life

Jun 14th 2014 — Yosemite — 11:28 pm

Counting Selfie Lower Merced Roomies Slackline Yos Falls Cathedral Rocks Middle Cathedral Rock El Portal Rock

Cedar Eater

Jun 8th 2014 — Climbing — 5:36 am

Went bouldering outside. First time.

Walking In Merced River The Crack Stewart Flailing Watching Swimming The Lip Moonlight

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