This goes a little ways back, but it’s a mini-album about leaving Alaska after many years, getting settled in Reno, and doing a little exploring in California and Nevada. Click on each pic to see a bigger version.
19 May 2010: Just returned from closing on the house. Ready to hook up the trailer and hit the road.
Requisite stop #2 at The Hub, Glennallen. Stop #1 was with Van a month prior.
Celebrating an uneventful border crossing into Canada with espresso.
Espresso, lunch, and plenty of ice for the cooler, Kluane Lake.
Enjoying wireless internet at a BC campground.
Getting there … the scenic splendor of I-5 through Seattle.
Parking with the Big Boys, I-5 rest area.
Welcome to Reno: Exploring some of the trails north of town.
Way beyond AAA, Dixie Valley, east of the Clearwater Range, NV.
Heading into the Sierra in summer, along the McGee Creek trail.
Wasn’t quite summer yet, as it turned out: Mike digs out our tent anchors for the walk down-valley.
Climbing at Benton Crags, between Mammoth and Bishop.
A fun day of climbing with Chris and Mike.
Saving some holds for Chris Iversen, Benton Crags. (Photo by Chris)
If you lived here, you’d be home now.
First packrafting trip of the season: overnighter on the East Fork of the Carson River.
Dinnertime along the East Fork.
Mike floating, post-stampede (he moo’ed at some cows).
The low-traffic part of the 23-mile bike shuttle back to Markleeville.
Trip to Missoula: Bitterroot, Montana’s state flower.
Adam and Bug graciously hosted us for a few days in Missoula.
Sentinel Peak and ridge walk above Missoula.
“Like Joshua Tree, but gray” — City of Rocks, SE Idaho. Fun cragging about halfway between Missoula and Reno.
Camping (despite the convoluted reservation system) at Breadloaves Wall, City of Rocks.
Lovely desert camping next to (Pleistocene) Lake Bonneville, Utah.