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Kickapoo Creek

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Gino and I went camping at Kickapoo Creek near Peoria. Not long after nautical twilight had passed, we ate sun chips dipped in chili and practiced sorcery. One of these unnatural acts angered the gods, for magic and snack foods are their domains and they are petty and protective of their power. Their wrath was brought upon us in the form of a terrible thunderstorm, so fierce that the rainfly over our tent became saturated with precipitation and dripped on us in our sleep. Lightning struck all around us and coyotes howled as a ghost train stormed by, nearly missing our camp. In the morning I ate Lucky Charmsâ„¢ and we went to Cracker Barrelâ„¢ for eggs and grits.

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Mt. Lafayette, NH

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Chris, Matt, and I hiked up Mt. Lafayette on 3.22.2008.  This peak is connected to Mt. Lincoln by the Franconia Ridge and can be done in one loop.  We opted out of this as there were 80mph gusts throughout the ridge and reports of 130+ mph winds the two days before our arrival.

Overall a great hike.  Not as steep as Mt. Lincoln and the conditions were much clearer and calm.

Mount Lincoln, NH

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Hiked up to Mount Lincoln at Franconia Notch in New Hampshire on 2008.01.27. Chris and I went up the Falling Waters Trail named for the vast amounts of ice frozen in place by winter. The last part of the climb was extremely steep. The view from the top I imagine would be spectacular except that it was mostly cloudy that day and thus we only had one view of the surrounding mountains. Indeed it was spectacular.

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Buck Mountain – Lake George, NY

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Chris and I went up Buck Mountain 3/24/2007. Click here for pictures.

Buck Mountain 360 View

[Click for high res zoooooooooom.]

2nd Summit, 2nd Whiteout, 2nd proof..? 3/2!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

lakes of the clouds

Mt. Washington, 3/3/2007.

man, did i hate sinking in 2 1/2 ft. every 5 steps. Snow shoes are definitely necessary til you get to the lake of the clouds (shown, above treeline) but after that some crampons and an axe does wonders. We got caught up in another venture of not being able to see 15 ft. in front of us, but you can read all about it from Chris.

in a new window, you can click here for pictures.

except that we have no pictures at the summit again..

Mt. Washington, 1/27/207

Mt. Washington

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Chris, CJ, and yo went for a winter adventure at Mt. Washington this past Saturday. Weather was great that day, considering it had been in the negatives the past couple days beforehand. Camera battery went to crap at the summit due to high altitude and cold temperatures, but I was able to get one little video.

And the surrounding views (click for more):

Camping in Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Gino and I went camping in Wisconsin this weekend and I got some wonderful day and night photos.

Yosemite

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

So last weekend, Adam, Matt A., Scott (Shanna’s brother), and I went to Yosemite. It was snowy and beautiful and amazing. We went snowshoeing and sightseeing and took lots o’ photos. On the way home, we stopped by San Francisco to snap pictures of Lombard Street and Alcatraz. The pictures are online. Here are the best of mine, Adam’s, and Scott’s. Plus, here are some panoramas taken by Adam.

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