Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chenoweth Cliffs

This weekend Emily and I took a break from the Portland rain and drove out to hike the Chenoweth Cliffs behind The Dalles, OR.  I brought the Mavic Pro along to capture the cliff face for 3D model testing.  Emily and Leo were very patient with me while I flew.  Eventually, the winds picked up and became too much for my little drone to handle so we packed it up and headed down the short quarter mile trail to the car.  On the way out we were treated to a few eagles and hawks soaring by us.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Spring Skiing at Meadows

This year Emily, Holm, Eric, Lauren, and I all bought the $150 spring pass to Meadows on Mount Hood.  With snow predicted to last well into May it was an easy choice and will be easy to make up.  Sunny spring skiing and parking lot bbq’s are definitely the way do to it in Oregon.  Chris Holm would agree.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super bowl Comeback

This weekend Emily and I were supposed to be skiing powder at Anthony Lakes Resort with Chris and Paris but mother nature had other plans.  We ended up driving nearly 9 straight hours to Pendleton, OR and back on roads of sheer ice only to be turned around because I-84 was closed over a mountain pass.  Ice was caking on the windshield so fast we had to sweat it out with the truck heater on high to melt it.  Kissed the steering wheel when we got home!  Love my truck.

The upside to that horrid night was that we got to watch the Super Bowl at our place on Sunday night with friends and it turned out to be one of the greatest comebacks in Super Bowl history for our New England Patriots who came back from a 28-3 hole in the fourth quarter to tie the game and then clinch it in the first ever overtime breaking 24 Super Bowl records in the process.   Although I think Brady is a complete idiot as a person he is certainly the greatest quarter back of all time at this point.  Go Pats!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Maiden Peak

With Eric back from New Zealand after his grand adventure we decided to join up with Ian, Chris, Kalin and Rob for another Maiden Peak Hut adventure.  We also invited along Eric’s friend Lauren whom he had done the John Muir Trail with back in 2012.  She was awesome and we all had a wonderful time with perfect snow conditions.  Read on.