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Monday, April 14, 2014

Mount Shasta

     Leaving to climb Mt. Shasta the weekend of the 25th I bailed on last year's trip as I wasn't feeling up for the  challenge.  It's gonna be tough I haven't really trained for it and have gained 40 pounds in the  last 1 1/2 years.  I'm gonna give it my best shot but I don't have to make the summit to  feel that I accomplished something.   I'm just looking forward to spending time with good friends life is to short to spend walking aimlessly with other humans with no desire to push some limits.
    4/21/14 I have started gathering my gear and have been researching the mountaing and different routes to ascend.  The excitement of the trip with friends and the mental and physical challenges to be are putting a smile on my face.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I finally got back in my boat after it collected dust for 5 months it was like old times I had alot of fun and can't wait to paddle some more.DLE FORK  MIDSMITH from on Vimeo.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Blue Lake Basin    I'm off to hike in and camp this weekend with friends.  I'll update with pictures after the trip.    Our trip started after getting off work and loading up about 6 p.m. on a friday. We never made the trail head in my 4 runner but we plowed and fought our way within three tenths of a mile.  It was past 10 by the time we started to hike in, the moon was almost full.   We had planned to hike into several lakes but ran into 12 to 20" of snow.

We finally got everything settled about 1:30 and went to bed  expecting to hike 6 miles in the morning.  It decided pretty quickly that we were only going to be hitting blue lake as we took turns breaking trail and resting.   I think we all had a relaxing time away from the norms of every day stresses in our lifes, we had planned this as a snow shoeing trip but decided snow wouldn't be abundant enough to bring them we were wrong.  We are heading back in this saturday to snow shoe and pick a knife up we left behind it should be another enjoyable day in the mountains.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

N. Umpqua

Leaving town tomorrow after work for some time away from humans.  Gonna get some paddle time, hiking time and hot spring time in.  I'll return with a short write up and some footage of the trip.    Well I'll update that trip it rained like crazy 5" at diamond lake.    I paddled a whole 2 1/2 miles on saturday and nothing on sunday.  The highlight of the trip was chilling at toketee hot springs.  I haven't been in a boat since, have definitely lost my desire to boat lately.  It's funny to think I could care less about kayaking.  At one point that's all I cared about.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

King Of The Rogue Race

Some pictures I took of kayakers, rafters and sup boarders on race day.  It was put on by   I thought about joining in but my laziness  precluded me from getting to the registration table on time.  Seventy five boaters showed up to this late notice event so I would expect that next year's event will attract many more boaters.

Muggers Alley

Some pictures of the lead in and run out of a great class3- 3+ rapid on the rogue river. flow in the pictures are at 2210cfs.


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