Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bend Trip '09

This post is going to be very picture heavy and word light so consider yourself forewarned. Also, try as I might I failed at getting the pictures in chronological order, if you care, tough shit. The cast of characters for our journey is John, Eithne, Atticus, Michele, and myself.

Loaded. Nay, overloaded for our 9 day journey.

Mt. St. Helens. Ape Canyon kicked my ass. Some tendonitis combined with poor fitness level and a lot of steep climbing made for some painful hike-a-bike.

The rest of the group headed for the summit.

Hammock time!

Once in Bend we found a hot tub.

Before Bend we found fresh hops.

No camping without tube steak. Ever.

Ah Sudoku, my old friend.

Lava tubes? Didn't that happen on, like day two?

Michele love MRT.

and beer.

John on the rock, Smith Rock.

5.12 if I remember correctly. Red Point if anyone cares.

Huh? Lava tubes again? Damn this fucked up timeline.

Hot springs along the MRT.

Try for a promo pose. Failing.

Michele on the rock.

Me on the rock, and more than ready to be off.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Anybody Remember This Guy?

Well, he's back. Kinda.

Michele and I are currently on vacation with John and Eithne(and Atticus) in Central Oregon. I've had a couple good rides this week and one really shitty one. Tomorrow we go West for th McKenzie River Trail, and I'm doing the whole fucking thing. I'm hoping for the best.

I'll post a full trip report after we return to Seattle. Really I will. Promise.

Don't hold your breath.