Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another new chapter - Salt Lake City

Getting back closer to the mountains. Not 'IN' the mountains, but closer. Salt Lake City is at the base of the Wasatch Range, running from just over the Idaho border on the north to 160 miles to the south. From wikipeda -
"It is generally considered the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, and the eastern edge of the Great Basin region.[1] The northern extension of the Wasatch Range, the Bear River Mountains, extends just into Idaho, constituting all of the Wasatch Range in that state.
According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, Wasatch in Ute means "mountain pass" or "low pass over high range."[2] According to William Bright the mountains were named for a Shoshoni leader who was named with the Shoshoni term wasattsi, meaning "blue heron".[3]"

What's going on in the World of me?

It's the middle of May. So many changes happening. I was working in Salt Lake for a while but that has come to an end. I believe it's time for a career change. I have some technology skills. I have some people skills. What will be the best way to leverage those skills into a new opportunity? And where? Colorado? Seattle? Places beyond?  What are my values that will translate to career success?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prepping the Garden

The past few weeks I have been adding a few mixes to the garden boxes. A healthy amount of Paet, Vermiculite, and Organic potting soil. I think I went to high on the peat. I have turned it over several times to really mix it together. Read some interesting articles about the bad results of roto tilling breaking down the soil too much. I didn't go that far! I am generally following the Square Foot Gardening method. Have my grid all laid out. Not sure who built the raised boxes, but 29 inches? really??

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dayhike up Table Mountain

Lovely afternoon for a winter dayhike in the foothills overlooking Boise. You can see the big white cross and various radio and cell towers from nearly everywhere in Boise. This is my first journey up here. A short but relatively steep in places, day hike takes about an hour to reach the top. We started from the Old Penitentiary. The plan was to search for GeoCaches but my iphone gps was messing up. We found one by shear luck and 'cheating' - saw someone else rummaging in the underbrush off trail; waited until they left then poked around and found it! Still have a 'real' GPS device on the wish list. The view from the top is a nice overlook on the city. Bet it would like great at twilight or even at night to see the twinkling lights.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Polecat loop - Boise foothills hike

A lovely late spring evening in the rolling hills above Boise. Participated in an evening hike with the Boise TrailHeads meetup group. The trailhead is located about 3 miles up Cartwright road on the left.

Sixteen adventures took off around 6:30 for a brisk walk around on the shorter Polecat loop. We climbed a bit for the first quarter mile and stayed relatively level while winding in and out of various gullies and ridgelines.

We had a peek a view sighting of the Treasure Valley bathed under the waning sun albeit a tad hazy.

Good company all around; had a chance to meet several new folks.

Finished off the evening with a tasty pint of Fiegwild at Highlands Hollow brewpub at the base of Bogus Basin road.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Changes...many changes

Late October and there is much that is different in the world. Well, my world anyways. I am not longer in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Have moved to the flat farmland of SW Idaho. not too far from Boise; if you squint you can see a few hills on the horizon. Through the hazy smog.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Catching Big Air of Whale's Tail - Breckenridge

A wonderful day of spring powder at Breckenridge. Making turns in Cucumber Bowl off the T-Bar then hucking the cornice off Whale's Tail between Peak 7 and Peak 8.