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Oct 13, 2017 website Lots of small but important changes to the code driving the site. Changed chronology and news pages from hard coded to DB driven. Improved search function so you can search by phrase too. Re-wrote some content and added some additional images to the home page slide show.
Oct 6, 2017 trip Home again. All in all a good trip. So different from last year. Snow, lots of water, bugs, wildflowers, monsoon weather ... a different Sept for sure. Expectations were a bit high given the ankle timeframe. Balance is still a bit of an issue so I declined to do any peak bagging. There appears to be something to learn from the ultralite backpackers. My load while modern and much lighter than the old days, is still too heavy. Change is good.
Aug 24, 2017 trip Back for another season. Couldn't be more different than last year. It's like a season delayed. There's lots of snow, wildflowers and of course mosquitos. Bets was here for two weeks before she had to head home to her real job. I'm here for awhile.
June, 2017 personal Five plus months on the path to recovery. Making good progress. Lots of bike rides and walking. One tiring hike in the Whites (Edmunds Path). Knee and heel now correctly climb stairs such that calf isn't struggling to do it all alone. Current plan is to hit the Eastside end of Aug for 6 weeks in the backcountry.
Feb, 2017 website Added list of peaks climbed with links to albums
Jan, 2017 website Added interactive imageMap and chronology pages to site. Bigger images in some of the older albums too. Also starting to add trail maps by album (newest first)
Jan 12, 2017 personal Right ankle fusion. Same instability / arthritis issues that the left had (fused in 2005). Left foot has better than expected flexibility. So looking forward to the right catching up.
Oct 4, 2016 trip A good six week trip to the East Side and back. Got violently sick at the start of a 3rd outting. Managed to stumble out in two days. Exhausted by the effort, it seemed time to head home.
May 7, 2016 trip Another snowy spring has lead me to cancel in favor of a late summer fall trip instead
Oct 18, 2015 trip Home after a great trip. Couple of storms and some grey scud cloud days, but all in all a productive trip. See 3 most recent albums
Dec 16, 2015 website Register domain and launch website. Hosted by MediaTemple.net. Search page now offers 3 ways to get stuff - a fully indexed search function matching 4 DB columns, a drop down list of album names, both of which add to a tag cloud. Also added a contact form.
Sept 23, 2015 trip Quick trip MHT=>LAS. Three plus weeks in late fall. Kind of a gamble getting started so late in a so called 'El Nino' season. But, well see how it goes. There's always the dez if winter arrives early.
June 1, 2015 trip Disapointing. Not much of a trip really. Snow off and on the whole month of May.
Jan 14, 2015 website Still running site on Locahost only. Fixed search page issues, now fully functional