Yearly Archives: 2002

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

An underwater pumpkin carving contest (Breakwater, Monterey) and a Halloween party with the Diving Singles club.  (Except for my jack-o-lantern shots, all these pictures are courtesy of Herb K. — thanks Herb!)

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Weekend Return to Bishop

Spent a weekend with my high school friend, David, to visit and stay with his mom, Grace (and her llamas) back in Bishop, CA.  We went out four-wheeling a bit, explored some caves, disturbed some bats, checked out some views of Owens Valley, and Dave broke out his rifle for some target practice.  No llamas or bats were harmed in our endeavours.

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Backpacking Up Pine Creek/Italy Pass

Labor Day Weekend with Mike, Jeanie, Troy… and Chloe!  We camped out in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine with the intention of getting a trail permit to climb Mt. Langley (near Mt. Whitney) but given how quickly all the trailheads filled up that weekend, we were lucky to have any entry within a few hours drive.  So, Pine Creek it was.  This is the pass just north of Mt. Tom, near Bishop, CA.  We were out for two nights and did a bit of peak climbing/scrambling on the middle day and snagged some awesome views. After coming back out of the backcountry, we enjoyed a hot dip at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading home back over the Sierra Nevada.

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Backpacking into Desolation Wilderness

Melissa came out from Minnesota to join me and some friends (Jeanie, Mike, Llana, Nora and Chloe!) on a weekend-long backpacking trip into the Desolation Wilderness (near Lake Tahoe).  We worked our way from Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake, Rockbound Lake, and eventually Rubicon Reservoir.

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Columbia River and Mount St. Helens

This is a gallery of pictures from a weekend visit up to the Portland, Oregon area.  Hoan and Quyen joined Glenn and Michele for a river tour up the Columbia River to the Bonneville Dam.  And then the following day, Glenn and I went up to see Mount St. Helens.

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Corey and Nira’s Wedding

Click through for the full gallery from Corey and Nira’s wedding in Portland, Oregon (July 20th, 2002):

 

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Mountain Biking around Tahoe

I went up to Lake Tahoe with Jeanie for the extended, Fourth of July weekend.  After enjoying the fireworks at June Lake with her mom, we spent the rest of the weekend mountain biking on various trails around Tahoe.  We started high up on the north side, wandering around looking for some suspected trails on the first day.  On the second day, we did the full loop of the awesome Flume Trail.

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Belize Adventure

This is a collection of images from a trip in March 2002 booked through REI Adventures and provided by SlickRock Adventures. It was a week of caving, rafting, canoeing, jungle hiking, sea kayaking, surf kayaking, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, … oh, you get the idea.

 

Jungle hiking (and a bit of four-wheeling) to reach Actun Tunichil Muknal – otherwise known as the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre.

Watch your step — those are real Mayan artifacts!

Two nights at Casa Maya, a guided tour of the ruins of Xunantunich, and some “mostly gentle” canoeing down the Mopan River.

Nice day to capsize!

 

Helmets and headlamps for caving via rafts on the Caves Branch River.  And overnight nestled in Ian Anderson’s Jungle Lodge.

Sweet!

Four days of sea and sun on Long Caye at Glover’s Reef.  Sea kayaking, surf kayaking, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, oh, and hammock surfing.

Rough life!

Miscellaneous Excursions: Downtown in Belize City and out to the Belize Zoo, visiting the ruins of Altun Ha, and demonstrating our primate origins at the Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Who’s the true primate?!

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Biking Fort Ord Public Lands

Click through for a gallery of pictures from another most excellent ROMP ride led by Richard:

 

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A Weekend in Minneapolis

Here are some pictures from a weekend visit to Minneapolis to visit Melissa.  It was quite the taste of Minnesota: we went to a live broadcast of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, went out for a day of cross-country skiing and joined some of Melissa’s friends to try curling.  Sweep!  Sweep!

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Brendan and Arianne’s Wedding

Here’s my gallery of pictures from Brendan and Arianne’s wedding, at the Great American Music Hall, on February 2nd, 2002.  (Yes, 02/02/02.)

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