Friday, November 25, 2005

Friday, September 30, 2005

All good things...

...must come to Salt Lake City. We have been in a whirlwind of change. We climbed in Maple Canyon for a few weeks (actually only Melissa climbed so Adam could rehab a sore shoulder). We simultaneously climbed, looked for a new home, and sent out job resumes. Things were up in the air in a bad way for awhile...but everything is turning out well. We bought a place in SLC in the Sugarhouse neighborhood. We love it and are now remodeling it at a furious pace. Laid hardwood floors and painted the whole interior in one week. Adam has job offers from multiple companies and everything's looking positive. Climbing has taken a backseat for now. I guess after a year of climbing you should take a short break from it. We loved our trip and sad that it's over...but we're definitely ready to be back in a house. We'll keep the blog going. Expect pics of Adam working at a job and swinging a hammer at our new house. this house. Posted by Picasa

Finally moving out of this house... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Our vacation from our vacation.

Over the last week, things have been hectic. We spent several days in Salt Lake City, a place we hope to call home. We pounded the pavement looking at several potential homes and touring the many shops, restaurants, and coffee shops. Despite the reputation SLC has to many people, this city is great, and much more diverse than you'd expect. We had coffee, walked around, and yes, got margaritas too!

We didn't linger long, however, as we had to crew for our friend Eric at the Leadville 100-a hardcore, 100 mile trail run at 10-13,000 feet with little to no rests. This was Eric's second go at the race, and last year he was unable to finish. This year, however, Eric rocked it, and finished the grueling race in just under 28 hours. Everyone had a great time, and we are all exhausted but thrilled for Eric, who worked super hard. We had a great crew including Eric's parents, Marv and Nikki, his wife Leigh, and of course, good friends Adam, Melissa, Jeff and Ryan. Everyone was motivating and we were a great team. Looking forward to next years race!

Leigh, Eric, Adam and I (the photog) running with Eric to the finish line after 100 grueling miles. Posted by Picasa

Bombing down the hills near mile 40. Posted by Picasa

Force-feeding Eric PB&J. Posted by Picasa

Me and Tiggs stealing a snooze. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

This ain't one of the Berenstain's...a young bear in the campground at Rifle. Posted by Picasa

O, Canada! Once again hanging with Canuck friends. We miss our neighbors to the north. Posted by Picasa

Catherine working hard on the Kiss that Stings - Rifle,CO. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Our good friend Erik came to Rifle for a visit. Posted by Picasa

Battling it out on Chud, 13a. Posted by Picasa

A soaky that Tigger found while we were getting our butts kicked bouldering. Posted by Picasa

A welcome visit in Minturn, CO with honorary Zambians, Melissa and Jimmy. Posted by Picasa

A dicey river cross in Rifle, CO. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 27, 2005

Adam's favorite barn, near Tensleep Canyon, Wyoming, where we climbed for 3 days. Posted by Hello

Fishing Bridge pelican, Yellowstone. Posted by Hello

Never saw a grizzly...lost alot of sleep worrying about 'em.... Posted by Hello

A roaming coyote, Yellowstone. Posted by Hello

Lazy summer day for a Yellowstone bison. Posted by Hello