Sunday, May 29, 2005

Off the road again

If my math skills serve me correctly it has been a whopping 17 days since the last post. In that time I have traveled from there to here and back again. Ending a 14 day jaunt down to the lower 48 to experience the azure skies and radiant warmth of Utah and Colorado; but i should probably mention it was to further my education, meaning I am not a total wanker.

Just wanted to make note that I am located in Seward Alaska, where I will remain for the summer. The last little duration of life has been a trite hectic so I apologize if your phone calls have gone unanswered, please don't take it personally, I was out of cell range for a few days and with moving in + getting acclimated to the job my time has been an endangered specie... No doubt that when I get this schedule thing figured out I will be updating these entries like mad with photos to fill you all in on what's been up.

I hope that all has been (and continues to be) well in your neck of the woods, and you are defying the odds of being both creative and productive. Until next time, do what you can, with what you have, where you are....


Friday, May 27, 2005

PS Debating whether to slide down

One last gaze over the ice into the snow, before descending to the valley below...
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PS We're sea kayak guides...really

Gotta love them glaciers... Taking a brief tromp around and around with the Exit Glacier Guides (EGG) on, you guessed it, Exit Glacier.
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PS Glaciers on the run

Exit Glacier... making its... exit? Just kidding, although it is receding, it leaves a darn good impression on the Seward area...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

PS Flipmode, can you see the previous campsite?

Neither can I, but it's over there somewhere, here is a gander looking across the Turnagain arm from Hope... something the weather apparently needed to learn a thing or two from today.
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PS Cool view from the campsite

Looking over yonder the Turnagain arm graces us with its presence with some Hope (the town) in the distance...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

PS End of the day in the AK

Looking northwest into the sun settling sky...
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PS pretty sweet to come back to this

11:30 and the sun begins its settling in for the evening... How cool is that?
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PS Lucky Landing

200+ mph to zero, faster than you can say Alaskan Airlines...
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PS Can you see the fractals?

Great Salt Lake... Red water, fractals, and all the salt-a-rific splendure you could ever want.
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PS I am glad I am not a pilot

Somewhere above Seattle... Really.
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PS Got Groceries?

Hankering for a Harmon experience? I was...
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PS Farmin Frenzy

Out of the four animals here, which one doesn't belong on the farm?
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PS Gracious Goat

Wake up next to this glorious goat, and you may think twice about your late night snacking...
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PS Humble Horse

I asked, "Why the long face?" She didn't get it...
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PS Precious Parking

At Harmon's Grocery get away, everyone deserves their own parking space...
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PS Concentric Circles

Crop circling season again...
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PS Eccentric Emu?

A day at the Harmon farm, their emu didn't see the humor in my sarcastic demeanor...
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Sunday, May 22, 2005

PS Diligent Descent

Hydration is SUPER IMPORTANT down herre in the desert... Notice this chump working the the gallon curls as he descends into the valley below...
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PS Peacing out CO Style

Leaving the field for the last time on this journey, you can notice the over packed, skinny-legged paddler on the far left stager away with dissapointment...
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PS Cool Camode

You may wonder what I was doing with the camera in the comode...well, yeah I don't have a smart comment, but I just thought it was a cool view. Enjoy!!
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Saturday, May 21, 2005

PS Dark... Damn... Dark...

Arches... in the Moonlight... Next time bring a TRIPOD!!!
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PS Think when you drink

So is it Utah, or does something seem to be not quite right in the center console? Moab UT
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Friday, May 20, 2005

PS Crowded Canyon?

Telluride, Colorado... A place of boxed canyons, superfluous ski runs, and dreams that expand into the heavens...
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PS Yeah... That is cool

Leaving the tender town of Telluride, I aspire to alliviate all alliterations... I'll stop, for now. Looking out the side of the van, this caught my attention even at 65 mph... Is Colorado, ranch country? or doe this delicious site deceive me?
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PS Hopelessly High

Don't find Elevations like that back in the dairy state...
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Monday, May 16, 2005

PS Droppin a Duece

Do I really have to explain with this one? I have a simple mind, and found this sign hilarious... Although I don't speak German, I reckon I get the jist of it... Loa, UT
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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Greetings from Utah


Just wanted to give a shout out from the south westerly (or south easterly depending on where you are from) region of UTAH... Got in a few days ago and its been BEAUTIFUL... Different type of beauty than I am used to. Red rock all around, trying to get some good photos along the way. Canyons are HUGE and the Colorado is pumping (CO river that is). Yesterday hiked up Castleton and took in the immaculate views of the virtually endless valleys... ALL RIGHT, so my time is brief, here in LOA, head into the field tomorrow with a group from Aspen Achievement Academy... Check it out if you have some time, otherwise I will try to lock some productivity down in the future and post some stories. Other than that, weather has been good, company has been edcuational, and the travels surreal...

I travel around and I'll be where I be
but I continually am reminded
I miss where the land meets the sea....

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

PS Lucky dude...

14 days... 7 ladies... 1 Lucky Man... and a Kodak moment like no other...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

PS Geology ROCKS

Castleton standing tall... probably proud too.
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PS Traversin a Trail?

Making descent from the base of Castleton...
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PS Talk about climate change

Red rock up front, against some snow capped granduer in the background... No photoshop needed...
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PS Not really sure about this one

Where'd the colour go?
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PS What's going down? Barometric pressure

Feelin the rain in the Castleton Valley... Moab, UT
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PS Slick Rock?

Red rock... Courtesy of local geology...
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Monday, May 09, 2005

South West (EAST) here I come

Howdy Folks,

Gotta make this QUIK... I am taking off for Utah in a few hours and I have some last minute stuff to do. Working with some Wilderness Therapy in Moab and then Erovan Colorado, rough I know... But school calls I guess... Back in a few weeks, hopefully I will have some grand pictures and more time to update update update... Good weather, hate to leave it.

Thanks for all of you that keep being who you are and keep my world turning round...

Until next time, do what you can, with what you have, where you are...

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

Shout out to all the Mom's out there!!!

Thanks for doing what you do allowing us to appreciate what makes the world go round. I want to give this out for the special lady who endured my laborous force for a full day prior to entering the world. Thank you for all you have done, sacrifices you've made, and encouragement you continually give me. I hope you take a moment on this day to relish in the world's glorious gifts and sit back to enjoy it. You've earned it!!!

My only regret is that I am not physically able to be there and give you hug this special honored day for you. But really, not a day goes by that I don't think of you Mom. Know that I love you and wish you the best on your special day!!!

Have Dad check his email, I think something got mistakingly routed to him...

Until then, do what you can, with what you have, where you are...

Sunday, May 01, 2005

PS Wonderful Waterfall

I think I see a line... Yes I love paddling, no I won't run this (other than in my mind) the pool at the bottom is shallow, damn shallow. Lowell Creek, Seward AK.
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PS Phantastic Phorest

Sphagnum moss (may want to check that spelling) hangs from the trees and coats the forest floor in a natural absorbant/ spongey good material...
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PS Trompin @ lowt tide...

Every where you look the veiw tends to be quite swank... Tonsina Point, Seward AK
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PS Relenquishing rain forest

An area that you may not peg as 'Alaska', the coastal temperate rain forests aims to inspire, or at least make you feel like you are in an entirely different elemet just out of Seward...
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