Archive for April, 2009

Rock Climbing – Red Rocks, NV – Birdland

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Red Rocks, NV in Spring

Victorious on Birdland (5.7)

Hotties Who Did Birdland (5.7)

On Saturday, Rachel & I climbed Birdland (5.7), a nouveau classic multipitch wonder. I had been researching climbs all week. When I suggested the list of possibilities, she immediately responded positively at the utterance of the word “Birdland”. She had done it last October and was certain that I would enjoy the climb. (more…)

Indecisive Weather Weekend

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

On Friday Night:
Garden Court in Snow

On Sunday Midday:
Yeah, I'm done Staining!


Rock Climbing – Boulder – Satellite Boulders

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Jen Warming Up at Satellite Boulders

On Saturday, I woke up to cold & wet weather. Not a great combination for climbing. It was 38 dF at my house, and I grumpily called Jen. We had a short 10 minute conversation which resulted in no immediate decision. I was still coughing up aliens from a recent cold, and she was dead tired after a poor nights sleep. (more…)

Mt. Sanitas & Pie

Friday, April 10th, 2009

How Most Guys Feel Surrounded by Estrogen

The Summit Sign

On Friday, I hiked to the top of Mt. Sanitas (6,863 ft) along with Jen (carrying Soren) and Liz. The hike is a beautiful loop with 1,343 ft of elevation gain and 3.3 miles long, according to protrails.

Yummy Lunch!!!


My New Bont Inline Skates

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

My Old Bont Skates My New Bont Jet

In 1993, I won the US Speedskating National Championship in the Women’s (15-16) Division. I set a record, in the 1000 meter distance, which held for 6 years. I skated at the national level for 4 years, before “retiring” to finish the last & hardest year at University.

Thus, the entirety of my teen years were spent in & out of rinks, skating very fast on my trusty companions…(the black skates on top!). The white skates are an early birthday present (from Dennis), a highly anticipated acquiring, years & years overdue!

With my old skates, there were numerous times where I skated around all day, skated home, then skated into bed-only to wake-up with them still on! I will dearly miss them, but I can no longer use them as they have become a safety hazard… (more…)