October 24th, 2012 | Comments Off on First snow at our house

Rumple was happy to see some snow this morning.  Winter begins.

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October 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on BD Swap

twice a year at the BD parking lot, there is a huge gear swap.  People come to buy and sell outdoor gear at ridiculously low prices.  Salt Lake City is so super saturated with gear, it’s ridiculous.  But every year I go to try and clean out a bit of the basement, and to catch up with friends I don’t see that much.  It always proves to be a fun time and put some money back in my pocket.

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October 18th, 2012 | Comments Off on the elbow just won’t heal

I’ve tried almost everything.  It won’t get better.  Another shot at acupuncture.

Awesome

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October 13th, 2012 | Comments Off on Snow in theHills

First snow of the season up high.  It was 80 degrees yesterday.

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October 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on Jon Webb in the Hood

It’s always awesome when my good buddy Jon Webb stops through SLC.  We managed to hit an absolutely perfect day in LCC, then test drove the new BBQ.

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October 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on A Birthday present for me

Spent the evening putting this sweet rig together.  Thanks Ellen. Now time to spark it up for a test drive.

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September 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on a little owl friend

In the middle of the night I had to let Rumple out to go to the bathroom.  He went outside, stopped on the deck, sniffed for a second and then continued on and did his thing.  He then came back, sniffed for a sec, and came in the house.  I turned the light on to see a little baby owl sitting on the deck.  He was just staring at me, like owls do, spinning his head around and blinking.  I wasn’t sure what to do, if he was hurt, or what – so watched him for 5 minutes or so, and then he flew away.

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September 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on my favorite – lines and traveling

Well, it was a great trip but it was time for me to head back to work while Ellen blasted to Southern France to see our friends Howard and Kate.  After our last route in Chamonix we drove to Geneva, got a hotel, and I was up EARLY to start the 24 hour trek home.  Not fun.

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August 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on UTMB

About two weeks before we headed to France I had dinner with my buddy Jon Webb and his amazing girlfriend Krissy.  I mentioned that Ellen and I were headed to France, and it just so happens that they were too – also to Chamonix.  The big difference is that Krissy was going there to run the UTMB.  A 100 mile race AROUND Mt. Blanc (that she has won before and currently holds the women’s course record for).  Yowsa.

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August 27th, 2012 | Comments Off on Dinner at a Castle

Vincent (the guy I was working with at the lab) and his wife, Sandrine (the woman Ellen did the via ferrata with) took us out to this great dinner at a castle overlooking all of Grenoble.  It was awesome.

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