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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trevor in Peru

I've been meaning to post these awesome pictures that were taken while Trevor was in Peru this past August.  He flew into Lima with three other friends, and spent most of his time climbing peaks within the Cordillera Blanca, then circumnavigating the Cordillera Blanca via Bike. The Cordillera Blanca (Spanish for "White Range") is a mountain range in the Ancash Region of Peru. It is part of the larger Andes range and includes thirty three major peaks over 5,500 metres (18,040 ft) tall in an area 21 kilometres (13 mi) wide and 180 kilometres (112 mi) long.  A pretty amazing trip, and the pictures certainly reflect the beauty. Enjoy!

Arriving in Lima with friend Mike

Hiking heavy loads near Laguna Paron

Laguna Paron

High Camp on Chopicalqui

High Camp 2 on Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui Peak (20,850 ft)

Descending Chopicalqui

Descending Chopicalqui

Looking at Artesonraju Peak (19,680 ft) in the background

My favorite, a small bathroom in Huarez

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Holidaze Traveling

I've been traveling like a gypsy on a ghost horse heading for Ballinasloe.  Yeah, it's that crazy. It all began with the purchasing of the Pow Pow Platter.  What is that you ask?  The Pow Pow Platter is a smoking ski package that allows you to sample 3 different ski resorts (Copper Mtn., Winter Park, & Steamboat) for only $99.   So, Shauna flew in from California, and we spent Christmas at my house in Woodland Park. Actually, we spent Christmas at Copper Mtn. and were pretty surprised by the small crowds.  This was the beginning of a monster road trip that would span 4,000 miles in 9 days.  From Copper we ventured towards Steamboat, and stayed with an old friend, Patrick Meyer.  Pat gave us the deluxe tour of the mountain, which is pretty much right out his back door.  This tour even included getting "TraMurphed," which is the combination of heinous catwalk traverses with his buddy Murphy.  The Champagne Powder was phenomenal, and I'm looking forward to visiting Steamboat again before the season is over.  I would love to tell you how the rest of my journey went, but I feel like I would almost have to write a book to fit it all in.  I'm looking forward to editing the video that Shauna and I took, and I should have something put together by the end of the week.  Here is a shortened version of our travels:  Starting from Woodland Park > Copper Mtn. > Winter Park > Steamboat Springs, CO > Zion National Park, UT > Santa Cruz, CA > Yosemite National Park > Las Vegas > Rifle, CO > Back Home.... Whooooo that was a long one.  More pictures and video of our journey coming soon.

How I spent my Christmas, lunch time on Copper Mtn.

Patrick showing us where the powder is.

Getting "TraMurphed"!

Tourist Crack @ Zion National Park

A rad Volkswagen found in Santa Cruz