Saturday, December 10, 2011

iron mountain snowshoeing

arch on the way up...

me on the trail

we come to a road...

snow covered trees

o tannenbaum 

matt and the tress

light on jefferson

the bear-crawl up

looking up to the top. 

craig looks out at the view

closer view of the arch


matt approves


even more amazing

snow dusting

mt. washington

trying to get back before dark

love this tree


black crater

my first snow of the season

ominous clouds rolling in

chris strikes a pose

me, craig and chris almost at the top of black crater

snow line on the way down

the 2011 storm season begins

 one of the first 2011 storms hits the oregon coast in october

For the start of the 2011 storm season, I headed to Little Whale Cove to check out some wave-on-rock action.  The storms have since been pretty unimpressive for the winter, but I still have my fingers crossed that  another big event will roll in this year.

little whale cove

sea foam at little whale cove

driftwood from past storms

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mom visits!

Below are several shots from my mom's most recent visit to Oregon!
chief kiwanda in the fog


reflections II

probably the best tree in the world

mom at cape meares

on the way to green lakes

broken top

broken top and green lakes, sunrise

 s. sister and green lakes, sunrise

s. sister and green lakes, sunrise

mom and me at green lakes

 mom checks out a waterfall view on the way down

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Night surveying

What's the best part of night topography surveys at the beach? The sunsets, fo sho.

Cape Kiwanda

Friday, August 26, 2011

Early climb on South Sister

  broken top

The grueling 2:30am wake up was well-worth the serene night hike up to South Sister's summit. With clear skies, most of the hike was done by moon and starlight--a head lamp was only needed for the rockier areas or to find the trail at times. Makes me wonder why I don't do early morning hikes more often...

 trail to the lake with s. sister in background

 hobo dinner

broken top prior to sunrise

broken top and mt bachelor

mt bachelor

the view below

broken top and snow field

mt bachelor ready for his closeup

the view for the last stretch

looking up to the summit

so sister casting her shadow

view from the summit looking north


feeling strong at the summit

south sister and moraine lake