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Castle Peak Yurt Trip

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Yay for living in such a great place. This weekend after a short drive into the Uinta Mountains Alex, Toni, Misti and I had a pleasant weekend at the Castle Peak Yurt. I always love camping with Toni and Misti because they always cook the best food. Alex and I didn't want to worry about getting a meal together so we both stopped at a restaurant and picked up food we could heat up later for dinner. I got Indian from Ganesh and he get BBQ from Sugarhouse BBQ. This was a great idea because we got fantastic restaurant style food in the comfort of our super cool yurt! It ended up being a weekend up delicious food and great people.

Previous to the trip, Alex sent out a 'how to' for making a carrier for our supplies so I put this together and you can see a picture of it attached to my sled. It stayed together for the most part, but he used a poor choice for the hardware where it mounts to the back of the sled so it rattled loose a couple times. I w…

San Francisco Does Not Suck

When I was growing up in California I never really appreciated San Francisco. Every time I went there it was cold, gloomy and dirty. This weekend I got to experience a different part of the Bay Area by spending time with locals.

I had all kinds of firsts this weekend. The first being when I got off the plane in Oakland, I got to take BART into San Francisco. I have lived in Northern California the majority of my life and I have been to San Francisco more times than I can count, but this was the first time taking advantage of SF's public transportation. It was a nice ride and it only takes about 45 minutes to get from OAK to the Montgomery exit downtown.

Saturday we went for the nicest ride ever! Who knew you could ride outside in such comfortable weather in the middle of January?!? We started near the Marina, crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, went through Sausalito, into Ross, past Nicasio, across the Purple (but no longer actually purple) bridge into Point Reyes S…

Climbing in the South

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Welcome to another great climbing trip! Climbing in the South is fun. After one normal flight and two of the most miserable flights I have ever been on, I finally made it to Atlanta. And the first thing we do is....you guessed it: Drive. Again I can make fun of my East Coast friends since they drive soooooo much. It wasn't a bad drive though and stopping in the center for Mexican food is always a great way to break up a drive.

The trip started at Horse Pens 40 which is right outside of Steele Alabama, which is East of Birmingham. It was in the middle of nowhere! This has to be the prettiest place I would have liked to climb...but it had to rain the whole time. I really need to get back here and get on the crazy, yet beautiful rock. I forgot I had my camera at this point so I didn't get any pictures, but I will definitely be back here at one point.

It rained all day Saturday so we drove to Chattanooga, TN. It was a little late to climb once we got there so we went to …

Daria's Christmas Visit 2010

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Daria came out this year on the 21st of December. We had a really good time. On Wednesday night we went to see White Christmas at the Pioneer Theater. I personally think this is one of the most boring plays/musicals out there so I just wanted to sleep the whole time, but Daria had a great time.
I got to take Daria Ice Skating for the first time. We went skating downtown at the Galvin Plaza and she did really well! She loves to make friends everywhere she goes, so she was definitely more interested in making friends than learning to skate, but she still learned to do it really well on her own. I thought she would want to stay only about an hour, but we ended up staying for a whole THREE hours. This is crazy since Daria isn't the most active kid on the block. The whole last hour she had found a four year old girl she wanted to teach to skate so this is what she did. But before we left, I made her skate around the whole rink by herself without falling or using the hand rail. …