Archive for June, 2011

Goings On

June 16, 2011

Now that summer has arrived we’ve been staying pretty busy exploring and staying active.

Last week we went hiking in Utah at a place called Grand Gulch it was pretty incredible. Hiking though some canyons with giant cliffs peppered with old pueblo ruins. water was pretty scarce but we survived, despite having to drink a few mosquito larva. some photos from the trip are here

Before the hiking trip i struggled my way though an off road triathlon. it went ok, not a bad start to getting back into the sport. i  realized though that i need a lot more practice with open water swimming in groups. photos of the race that Susan took can be seen here

Up next is a 24 hour mt. bike race. Susan and i are both racing in it. a link to the race can be found here. pictures and thoughts after the fact will come soon.

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Big Fire

June 16, 2011

Theres a big fire burning in southern Arizona, as no doubt everyone has heard. Some days its pretty hazy here, but a lot of the time especially more recently it has remained pretty clear.

here’s a link to the best place i have found to follow it’s progress

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2262/

the photo is one that we took while driving to the town of Show Low, the smoke was pretty impressive