Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Oops, I have been slacking on this whole blog thing. Maybe it's not for me, I doubt anyone even reads it. Oh's free. :)

Two negative things happened this weekend. First BYU somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against TCU. 51-50, man what a score. I think this is like the first time in the history of the sport of football that someone has managed to botch two snaps in-a-row. Luckily I didn't go to it, nor was I watching it, because we were on our way to Mount Borah in Idaho. I had the ol' tivo recording the game in the unlikely event that BYU won, suffice it to say it didn't last long on the tivo's hard drive.

The other thing is we didn't make it to the top of Borah. I really really really hate to not summit, esp. when it takes 6 hours to drive there. But I think under the circumstances we made a wise choice. To continue in the conditions we encountered (5 inches of snow and ice on Chicken-Out Ridge) would have been suicidal at best I think. The one redeeming thing, however, was that the snow and clouds made the mountain incredibly scenic and I got an outstanding batch of Himalaya-esque photos out of the deal. Here's a taste...

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We did Dark Canyon (near Lake Powell) and Mount Peale (near Moab, highest mountain in the La Sals and highest in Utah outside of the High Uintas). Dark Canyon was pretty cool. Risk of death was as high as ever! :) Between almost getting hit by lightning, freaky big yellow spiders & rattlesnakes, and rocks that would just break sporadically and fall down sheer cliffs as you stepped on them, it definitely made for an interesting Labor Day weekend.

One bummer though...because of the torrential rain we received it was flash flooding through Dark Canyon and the normal nice, clear water was replaced by what I can only describe as chocolate milk. Here I am from what could be a scene right out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. :)