A Week in Missoula

Oct 26th 2015 — Missoula,Montana — 7:38 am

A short visit to one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people. Made even shorter by a weird and really painful throat issue.

Cole's Neighbor Conor Shooting Clouds Clark Fork Kootenai Crossing Kootenai Dude Climbing Hil Leo

Hunting With Al

Oct 22nd 2015 — Bozeman,Montana — 8:58 am

My first time walking through the woods carrying a gun looking for something to shoot.

Al Me Snow Trees Lee Metcalf Wildnerness View Al and Ski Sun Bird

Montana Rock Climbing

Jun 23rd 2015 — Bozeman,Climbing,Mill Creek,Missoula,Montana — 9:01 am

We aren’t in sandstone country anymore. Single and multi-pitch climbing near Missoula and Bozeman.

It was lovely to be back in one of my favorite states climbing with some of my favorite people.

Elk Meadows Conor Elk Meadows Cole on Venus Sophie Pitch 2 Sophie Top of 5.10 Sophie 6th Pitch Me Top Hamilton Gallatin Tower Michael Becky Becky No Hands Becky Rappel

Missoula to Yosemite.

May 20th 2014 — Montana,Yosemite — 7:46 pm

Highway 12 over Lolo Pass eventually meeting up with highway 395. 1150 miles.

Lochsa Eastern Oregon Oregon Goose Lake Mono Lake 1 Mono Lake 2

Biking With the Parkers

May 9th 2014 — Biking,Bozeman,Montana — 6:33 am

A sunny day in Bozeman.

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Shoshone Spire, South Face

May 4th 2014 — Blodgett Canyon,Climbing,Montana — 1:44 pm

Great day. Perfect weather. Montana I have missed you.

Up Valley Nez Perce Victory Summit Down Valley Nez Perce again Shoshone Blodgett Falls Rappel Nez Perce Nez Perce and Flathead Log Crossing

Driving

Jun 19th 2013 — Montana,North Carolina — 11:06 pm

I drove from Missoula to Asheville. It was 2600 miles. It was long but not that bad.

Wyoming Wyoming 2 Kansas

Timebinder – The Prow, Blodgett Canyon

Apr 27th 2013 — Blodgett Canyon,Climbing,Montana — 12:16 am

Went up a big rock yesterday with Conor. The day ended up being much colder than we anticipated due to a constant 40mph (or so) wind.

I discovered that a camera of mine I thought was broken works as long as I don’t use the zoom.

Warning: the following captions contain some climbing jargon that can be hard to decipher if you aren’t familiar with climbing-specific vocabulary.

The Prow Almost There Pitch 1 View Upcanyon Starting Pitch 3 Hamilton Following Pitch 4 Belaying Red Dihedral Yo Red Dihedral Pitch 7 Pitch 8 Top of Pitch 8 Rappelling Down Canyon

Spring

Apr 7th 2013 — Montana — 10:33 am

Recently I was lucky enough to spend some time in the desert of Utah with an ever-changing group of lovely people.

Here is a quote from the introduction of Marcus Aureluis’ ‘Meditations’, a book my mother sent me before I left.

Lead me, Zeus and Destiny, withersoever I am appointed to go. I will follow without wavering; even though I turn coward and shrink, I shall have to follow all the same.

-Epictetus

Here are a few pictures from the drive down.

Rainbow Morning Mountain

Ice Climbing

Dec 16th 2012 — Climbing,Montana — 9:02 am

Find sharp things to bash stuff with because it is time for some ice climbing. Big ups to Cole Lawrence for enabling me to participate in this activity for the first time ever.

Hunting with Al – Success

Nov 27th 2012 — Montana — 4:37 pm

Victory around 2pm. Al tried to get me to go back out with him and get another one but I was too cozy and tired in the cab of the truck for movement.

Hunting with Al – Wandering

Nov 26th 2012 — Montana — 5:49 am

We saw a few deer. The scenery was classic Montana.

Hunting with Al – Early Morning

Nov 24th 2012 — Montana — 8:18 pm

4:00am wakeup. Hunting by dawn. Mucho café con leche.

Montana Ballot Initiative No. 166

Nov 6th 2012 — Montana — 5:01 pm

Ballot initiative I-166 establishes a state policy that corportations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings

Bass Creek Climbing

Oct 22nd 2012 — Climbing,Montana — 10:16 pm

Climbing in Bass Creek Canyon for the first time ever. Closer to Missoula than Kootenai!

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