Category Archives: travel

New Mexico for Fun and Profit

  It’s been a couple of years since I last traveled for work (at least to anyplace interesting). Fortunately, I was recently awarded two half-nights on the 3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in the mountains above Alamagordo, New … Continue reading

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Closing the Circle at Bighorn

  The Bighorn 100 last year was certainly one of the highlights of my life. It was a huge challenge accepted and achieved, a new emotional and physical range, bragging rights galore, and basically one hell of a life experience. … Continue reading

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Deseret Quartet

Once again, I threw my professional cares to the wind, picked a pair of beat-out running shoes I wanted to destroy, crammed the trusty dad-mobile to the roof with camping gear, and headed west. Last year’s eye-opening Spring Break trip proved … Continue reading

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Beehive

When I was a kid, my family used to visit Acadia National Park reasonably frequently.   I remember vividly when I was six or seven hiking up Beehive Mountain with my sister (4) and parents.  It was such a cool … Continue reading

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Summer Season Retrospective

Bless me father, for I have sinned.  It has been four months since I last checked my progress toward my yearly goals.  The summer outdoors season is always particularly manic and this one more manic than most.  Despite some setbacks, … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Wilderness

When I was first planning my work-related visit to Austin/College Station, I sent out an email to the Boulder Trail Runners email list (several thousand people) asking for suggestions on ways to occupy myself for half a day in the … Continue reading

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Finally, some snow!

After two dry “winter” trips into the backcountry in the past two months, I’d about given up hope, but apparently there is going to be something vaguely resembling winter this season!  But finally, we have some snow up there!

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