Raising the Roof in Leavenworth

This last weekend we went to Leavenworth for class on Saturday and a little personal climbing on Sunday.  A couple of good stories came out of the weekend, some good, some scary, all awesome in the end. The weekend began on Friday afternoon when we piled into Carl’s Prius and drove over to Leavenworth.  I […]

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

Before I talk about mountain climbing I want to put a plug in for a tent drive that The American Conservation Experience is doing to help get tents to people in need in Nepal. Thousands of people are currently without any sort of shelter in Nepal and monsoon season is coming soon, it would be wonderful of […]

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The Belaystein Bears Climb a Mountain Together

Last weekend was my teams overnight adventure to Gothic Basin where we had lofty goals to climb Del Campo and Gothic Peak.  This was our plan: Saturday, April 18th:  4:00am– Kyle and I wake up and get ready to go. 5:15am– Pick up Carl and Sarah, our carpooling buddies. 6:30am– Congregate at the Verlot Ranger […]

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Freedom of the Hills

Since I last wrote about our Boealps class we have had two more outings.  At the end of March we spent Saturday at Baker learning how to make snow anchors, a number of different belaying techniques and how to self arrest.  Last weekend we climbed Guye Peak in Snoqualmie pass with our team, made much […]

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Accidental Lifeproof Case Commercial

This last Saturday was Kyle and mine’s second Boealps outing.  Our first outing was to St. Edwards State Park to practice belay, rappel, clipping into a fixed line, knots, navigation, and lastly, coiling ropes.  Chances are, to many of you, that is just a bunch of jargon and while it is becoming more of a […]

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Foot Fetish

I went through a bit of a phase on trail… but seriously.  Our feet are our most important body parts on trail, if your feet go south you can’t go north.  Kyle and I apparently have amazing feet, no blisters, no lost toenails, no anything!  That’s not to say our feet didn’t take a beating […]

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Bum ba da dum!

Well, we have been back in North Carolina for two days now and I am finally ready to fill the rest of you all in on the end of our trip.  We left you hanging as we crossed the border into Maine. So many people had told us Maine was their favorite state.  We were […]

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Birds of Prey

In 1989 Henry S. Carson wrote an article on the Spruce Grouse for the Maine Nature Series. He states: “Spruce Grouse are very tame, and it is usually possible to walk with in 20 feet of one before it flushes or walks away.” Henry S. Carson would have you believe that the Spruce Grouse is […]

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1517.7

Here are some pictures of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts!  We are at mile 1517.7, only 667.8 more to go!  We are ready to get back up to speed after some time off and some lower mileage days with my mom and Arlene!  Vermont here we come! And here are some videos that have taken […]

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