This is my follow up to last year's critically (mother) acclaimed My2011. I didn't go on the epic, international adventures this year but I still had a great time with a series of closer, smaller adventures. Put on your seatbelts, keep your hands and arms inside and try not to get motion sickness. Here's looking forward to an even more amazing 2013.
Statistics, of course, don't quite cover it. Lets get some pictures...
with some climbing in Boulder, CO.
in the winter.
Climbing was a big part of this year, not just in Colorado.
then there was
Flume, Skeggs, Northstar, Waterdog, Mammoth,
Arastradero, Annadel, SantaCruz... everywhere
Up the coast to
with the family for an abalone feast and some kayaking.
Amazing caves, food and weather let us forget about the one cranky ranger
a 100 mile bike ride between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay requires a beer afterward.
As the winter closed, I warmedup on Round Top in Tahoe. A prelude to the next few alpine excursions, such as:
The summit of Mt. Shasta, on the other hand, is an old friend. A challenging alpine route to end the snow days.
And, per tradition, we had a blast at Dana's annual birthday camping, four-wheeling, shooting, drinking fest. This year we (once again) put the girls to work.
Pictured (right to left): Matador, Mr. Pink/Mormon, Mary of Magdala, Max, Mad Hatter, Marilyn Monroe.
"Hiking in Tenaya Canyon is dangerous and not recommended."
Of course it isn't. Of course we did.
10 miles of rugged cross-country scrambling, route-finding, route-losing, rappelling, swimming, picnicking... and sleeping over.
The stories from this trip are plentiful and extraordinary but will have to wait until later. This photo must suffice for now!
To close out the year, and start 2013, Scott and I tackled Mt. Lassen – 6' of fresh powder and not another person in sight.
one more thing...
and wishing you all many, many more
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