Monday, September 15, 2014

Climber trails

Climbers want to exude the persona of being environmentally friendly, and good stewards of the areas they use. Frequently we do a good job, picking up other's trash or carpooling to the crag maybe. But one thing we continue to get wrong is the trails we make and use. Climbers take a perverse pleasure in "climbers trails" - which means just walking in a straight line to whatever objective there is. This creates long-lasting erosion problems and terrible trails full of debris. So next time, use the switchback, and save the hillside.

Woweee! Nice trail

Or just cut the corner on this garbage

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Best Coast Panoramas


Crater Lake

Central Oregon

Below Cloud's Rest

Smith Rock

Family in Tuolomne

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seattle Design Festival

After a great week of living at living's pace, I rushed back to Seattle from Truckee to help finish the assembly and installation of our entry to the Seattle Design Festival.