3/30/13

rangefinder




A rangefinder is a device that measures distance from the observer to a target, for the purposes of surveying, navigation, determining focus in photography, choosing a golf club, or accurately aiming a weapon..




3/27/13

re-supply


Dancing with the Hippo..


Got stormed out of the alpine this morning, then went down to the desert (Gardiner) for a re-supply.
At one point, while jogging in the Park, I was simultaneously within spear range of both a heard of pronghorns and a bald eagle.  



Furthermore, the fish were stacked up and Feeding on the banks of the 'Stone!  (vacuum style.)
Wished I'd have had my fly rod!  


3/26/13

the east face of Barronette's north peak.  unlikely it's seen a set of ski tracks..

Ski touring today in the Park, I stopped and listened to a wolf howl for about 15 minutes.  A long, drawn-out, moan of a howl.  (reminded me of this Coltrane tune.!)






3/25/13


Novocaine

 love the big molar/ rock horn, half-way down


3/24/13


No matter how many times I climb Mt. Republic, I never tire of the views/ landscape up there.
It's always different, always inspiring.

3/22/13

Throwing Buckets



Dee Are 'throwing buckets', today in the Park.


(Aussie surf lingo)


3/20/13



We still have a couple spots open in our ski mountaineering course.!  Should be a great time.  


3/18/13

the Ebb and Flow of Motivation


wide enough for a set of skis?

Interesting to observe the ebb and flow of motivation, throughout the season, skiing everyday as I do.. for both work and leisure. (motivated right now)

The Bannock Trail is freshly groomed.  In mint condition for skate skiing.

And some 'beelers from Minnesota rode right up on a hibernating bear this weekend. ! (in Hayden Creek).  Wonder what the bear thought of the 2-stroke serenade?!


3/14/13

Unseasonably warm

(from a book I'm reading called the Cowboy and the Cossack)

We've had some wet slabs peel off Town Hill...
Margaritas anyone?  Should be able to get far-out once it re-freezes though.

3/13/13





  
(some nice new routes today.)


3/10/13

High Plains Drifter



Skied out to Granite Peak today...

I hadn't been on a big tour in quite some time, so it was both Daunting, and Nice.

I took a 40 meter rope and alpine rack up the SW couloir. (not to the summit)

Cool to ski a new/ interesting/ remote line,
but what I really appreciate is the perspective/ piece of mind one absorbs from a big tour.

there was a hog roast


There was a hog roast in Cooke City this weekend.. a coyote (or fox) on the Fin, and a written report that the local mountain lion has been stalking skiers...  And it's warm.

3/8/13

video editing. by bus.


Caught the bus on down to Hebgen this week.  REally appreciate good public transportation.  FYI the Karst Stage/ Link Express is a fantastic resource.  More or less free rides between Bozeman and Big Sky (8 times a day!).  So yeah, resupplied and ready:  for the home stretch/ to head into the alpine.



3/5/13

..and the Scandinavians.





We've had two groups of Scandinavians in this town this week.  
Good company.  Skål.!

(pictures from today in the Park)


3/2/13

Glacier Peak


You can't quite tell from this photo, but conditions were terrific out there today..

3/1/13

Town Hill vs. City Hill


So far we have 1 vote for Town Hill, and 2 for City Hill..



and some new photo editing software (Adobe Lightroom)