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Saturday in the (Griffith) Park

Today was a hiking day!  The weather in Los Angeles is still unbelievably nice and comfortably 70 degrees so the hiking group was out and about, this time over on the eastern side of Griffith Park.  The hike was nowhere near as challenging as something like the Wisdom Tree Hike we did a few weeks back, but it certainly didn’t lack for strenuousness as it was a lot of constant incline.

GriffithPark_East_HikeAs you may be able to see, I kinda forgot to start the app once again at the true beginning, but I caught most of it and probably lost about a quarter of a mile of hiking.  It was a nice hike though and while the view wasn’t as dramatic as Wisdom Tree, it still was a very clear view of Glendale and certainly was just nice to get out and about.  So here are some pics….

February 22, 2014 – Griffith Park Hike

After that morning fun, we all headed out to visit a great taco place over on the other side of Glendale.  Unfortunately for Nicki, Brian and Kevin, they somehow made a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in a vortex of terrible Saturday traffic.  We never saw them again.  But Larry, Rob and I made it and had some ridiculously good tacos at a little place called Taco Azteca.  YUM.  After saying goodbye to Rob, it was time for a trip to Target where of course we didn’t get out of there without spending hundreds.  Damn you, Target!

Now, it’s evening and almost time for dinner.  Think it’s time to watch some more Oscar-nominated movies.  We’ll see how that goes…

Hiking to get the Best View of Los Angeles

This morning, Larry & I met up with the gang (this time, it was Nicki, Brian, George, Rob & Jamal) to do some hiking!  Nicki had warned us that it would be a more difficult hike than our previous one in November (which is when we hiked in the Santa Monica Mountains along the Mandeville Canyon trail – I have pics but they weren’t posted as that was during my lazyass posting phase) and she was NOT lying.

Ignore that initial straight red line - I think the app was freaking out.
Ignore that initial straight red line – I think the app was freaking out.

We met along Lake Hollywood Drive, at which point you park and then hike up a little road to the trailhead.  We didn’t do what it looks like most people do, which is take on the direct path to the top of the trail at a place called Wisdom Tree; instead, we went along the mountains to the San Fernando Valley side first, getting great views of Universal City and Burbank.   The hike had been along a decently-wide trail but at a point where you’re looking right out at NBC Burbank and Warner Bros, our path turned vertical.  Yep, it was time to hike up the mountains so we could approach Wisdom Tree from the back.  Despite it being more than what Larry & I had bargained for, the effort was well worth it.   As we progressed ever higher up the mountain, the views of the Valley were amazing.  It being Sunday, the smog was pretty much minimal and in fact, the whole area was pretty damn clear.  It did get annoying as we’d hit what seemed like a summit only to find yet another peak to climb.  Even though our elevation was only about 1600 feet at the max, it was a rapid elevation and pretty tiring.  Yet when we got to that last summit and hit the ridge that allowed you to see all of Los Angeles (non-valley), it was invigorating and all worthwhile.  I’ve put all my pictures up and Google/Picasaweb was nice enough to automatically stitch my attempts at panoramic photos for me!  Take a look:

Universal City Panorama:

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San Fernando Valley Panorama:

STA_3535-PANO

Los Angeles Panorama:

IMG_3576-PANOSo yeah, it was awesome and the weather really cooperated.  Here’s the whole suite of pics below though, just in case you want to see some more action shots and more of the harrowing journey we embarked upon!

January 19, 2014 – Wisdom Tree Hike

Hollywood Reservoir, not our trail
Hollywood Reservoir, not our trail19-Jan-2014 09:59, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 17.266mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 125
Needless map - we weren't hiking here
Needless map - we weren't hiking here19-Jan-2014 10:05, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
19-Jan-2014 10:08, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
The path uphill to the actual trail
The path uphill to the actual trail19-Jan-2014 10:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 100
I think you still could get there
I think you still could get there19-Jan-2014 10:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
Larry & Nicki
Larry & Nicki19-Jan-2014 10:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 100
 
The antennas behind the Hollywood sign
The antennas behind the Hollywood sign19-Jan-2014 10:32, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 16.143mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
Adorable Larry & Nicki
Adorable Larry & Nicki19-Jan-2014 10:32, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 320
Downtown LA on a cloudy Sunday
Downtown LA on a cloudy Sunday19-Jan-2014 10:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 13.852mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
19-Jan-2014 10:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 13.852mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 500
19-Jan-2014 10:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
19-Jan-2014 10:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 14.351mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
19-Jan-2014 10:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 100
19-Jan-2014 10:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 100
George
George19-Jan-2014 10:37, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 250
 

Head Shave 2007 (T-111)

I woke up this morning and realized, bald spot and receding hairline be damned, I’m just going to get my head shaved.

And off I went to Supercuts and Jenna was there who did an amazing job I must say. Compared to my self-butcherings, this fade cut looks pretty good all things considered. A #1 on the side faded to a #3 on top. It’s very low maintenance and it doesn’t look like I’m trying to attempt growing my hair out for a combover any more. Sweet.

I wanted to check in and put up the latest in my non-Europe pictures, which as I knew it would, is a giant ball and chain I will have to drag around until I actually get them done. But there’s so many!!!!!!!! Anyways, here are pics from when Mom & Harv visited a few weeks ago, as well as my hike to St. Mary’s Falls (almost), and finally from Kyle’s 30th Birthday night. Oh yeah, and don’t bother with Spiderman 3.

26-29 April 2007 – Mom & Harv Come to Visit

Harv & Mom at the USAFA museum
Harv & Mom at the USAFA museum27-Apr-2007 11:24, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Outside in the parking lot nestled in the beautiful mountains
Outside in the parking lot nestled in the beautiful mountains27-Apr-2007 11:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Me too
Me too27-Apr-2007 11:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
Walking towards the chapel and observation deck
Walking towards the chapel and observation deck27-Apr-2007 11:43, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
There's the USAFA chapel again - so amazing
There's the USAFA chapel again - so amazing27-Apr-2007 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Mom felt like she could fly
Mom felt like she could fly27-Apr-2007 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
And here's where I learned to point!
And here's where I learned to point!27-Apr-2007 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Mom laughs
Mom laughs27-Apr-2007 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 10.0, 12.523mm, 0.005 sec
We caught the cadets upon Friday lunch formation - kinda cool to watch
We caught the cadets upon Friday lunch formation - kinda cool to watch27-Apr-2007 11:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
 
A picture of one of the many dorm buildings there
A picture of one of the many dorm buildings there27-Apr-2007 11:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
The chapel exterior - I didn't go in this time as I was watching the formation
The chapel exterior - I didn't go in this time as I was watching the formation27-Apr-2007 11:53, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Picture of the observation deck and the cadets forming up
Picture of the observation deck and the cadets forming up27-Apr-2007 11:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
Formation and one of the static F-15s
Formation and one of the static F-15s27-Apr-2007 11:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Both sides of the academy have a formation - that's a lot of people
Both sides of the academy have a formation - that's a lot of people27-Apr-2007 11:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Almost at the point of formation
Almost at the point of formation27-Apr-2007 11:57, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 

So the previous week I went hiking with Jeremy and we had gone to the Helen Hunt Falls trail, at the top of which we went out-of-bounds and made it to the other side of the tunnel you’ll see below. After Mom and Harv left Sunday morning to fly back to Los Angeles, I went out hiking, consulting the Trail book for directions, in order to see the other side of the tunnel. Turns out there’s a trail that leads from the tunnel up to St Mary’s Falls, which is about 2 miles up some initially gradual trail and then finally it turns upwards and gets a little bit more tiring. You first have to walk about 1 mile on the closed-to-cars Gold Camp Road (at which you pass by the Seven Bridges trail, which is probably my next trail to tackle) to get to the tunnel – I mention this because I got to the area in the mid-afternoon time and already it had gotten a little cloudy. Colorado Springs is fairly regular in the fact that in the afternoon you’ll more than likely get clouds rushing over the mountains to you, and this afternoon was no different. It hadn’t started raining yet though, so I pressed on. About a half mile past the tunnel though, it started to rain. I had a hat on, but other than that, no rain gear. But I decided to push through anyways. I got about another mile up, and hit the very steep section and eventually the giant switchbacks, but it seriously started getting colder and rainier and while I really wanted to see the Falls, I made a judgment call to finally turn around and hike the 3 miles or so back. I probably was right near the top of the trail, but I figure I can always go back. Anyways, here are pictures from my hike up the road, by and past the tunnel, and up the trail that follows along the stream from the Falls. You’ll see that those shots in the fourth row below are pretty high up – it’s quite a view.

29 April 2007 – Hiking to St Mary’s Falls in Cheyenne Canyon

Looking to where we had hiked last time
Looking to where we had hiked last time29-Apr-2007 15:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
The Gold Camp Road and view of the parking lot I just left
The Gold Camp Road and view of the parking lot I just left29-Apr-2007 15:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
You can just see the notch in the mountain where Gold Camp Road goes
You can just see the notch in the mountain where Gold Camp Road goes29-Apr-2007 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
 
Gold Camp Road on bottom left - beautiful mountains above
Gold Camp Road on bottom left - beautiful mountains above29-Apr-2007 15:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Where Seven Bridges trail starts - maybe my next hike?
Where Seven Bridges trail starts - maybe my next hike?29-Apr-2007 15:19, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
Looking up at the bare rock face of the mountain
Looking up at the bare rock face of the mountain29-Apr-2007 15:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 
Across the valley is the Road you just hiked from
Across the valley is the Road you just hiked from29-Apr-2007 15:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
Looking up the road towards where the tunnel lies
Looking up the road towards where the tunnel lies29-Apr-2007 15:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
There's the St Mary's Tunnel, from the other side this time
There's the St Mary's Tunnel, from the other side this time29-Apr-2007 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 
You can see through to the other end
You can see through to the other end29-Apr-2007 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 141
Perspective shot
Perspective shot29-Apr-2007 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
There's CS in the distance
There's CS in the distance29-Apr-2007 15:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
 
Where Gold Camp Road continues and where I hit the trail
Where Gold Camp Road continues and where I hit the trail29-Apr-2007 15:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Looking down the cliff face
Looking down the cliff face29-Apr-2007 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
There's the parking lot a mile or so back
There's the parking lot a mile or so back29-Apr-2007 15:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
 

So Kyle turned 30 too! He is exactly 6 months behind me in that race. He tried to go under-the-radar with this (COMPLETELY unlike how I handled that situation) but alas, his attempts failed and I rounded us all up for at least a night out. Unfortunately his 30th birthday was on a Thursday – sucks. So while we went out and had fun, we didn’t let loose like we potentially could have! We ended up at the Golden Bee, which is a neat English pub owned and ran by the illustrious Broadmoor Hotel. It’s not exactly a young person’s hangout, but it’s still fun and there is a piano guy who sings all sorts of songs….but best and most unique of all, they can sell you a beer by the YARD. As you’ll see in the pics below, they have these ridiculous tall, but slim, glasses that hold like 4 or 5 pints of beer in them. They’re a yard tall. Awesome. I didn’t have one (it was a school night), but I may need to go back. Oh yeah, this was also Melissa’s last night here in Colorado – she was flying out for her deployment to Tampastan the next day – everyone keep her in your thoughts while she’s sunning herself on the beaches of Florida (although from all the fires going out there, maybe she is in danger?)

3 May 2007 - Kyle’s 30th at the Golden Bee

Eric and his yard-long Beer
Eric and his yard-long Beer03-May-2007 19:17, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Tom shows how to drink one
Tom shows how to drink one03-May-2007 19:17, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
KD shows off her ring
KD shows off her ring03-May-2007 19:18, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Melissa's BCGs
Melissa's BCGs03-May-2007 19:19, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
A very awesome pic of myself
A very awesome pic of myself03-May-2007 19:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 179
Sexy!
Sexy!03-May-2007 19:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Birthday Boy Kyle drinks up
Birthday Boy Kyle drinks up03-May-2007 19:24, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Now you can see KD's engagement ring!
Now you can see KD's engagement ring!03-May-2007 19:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 800
HI-larious pic
HI-larious pic03-May-2007 19:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Definitely not ready for the camera there
Definitely not ready for the camera there03-May-2007 19:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Cheesy-shot!
Cheesy-shot!03-May-2007 19:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
And a great shot of KD's ring
And a great shot of KD's ring03-May-2007 19:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
 

And that’s the latest! Hopefully I’ll knock out another page of Europe pics soon and/or get in a hike. And tomorrow’s Mother’s Day, so make sure to do something nice!

It’s Snowing. Seriously. In April. (T-129)

And by tomorrow, it’s supposed to be warm in the 60s again. Crazy!

Okay, so it’s been a week and a half since I’ve last updated. Plenty has happened! I finished Transition Assistance Program last week – I am SOOO stoked about getting out of the military. There was lots of good info that I got, and the most important stuff that I did get was help on looking for jobs and how to craft a great resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills. But by far the best was meeting with some of the local job market recruiters and realizing that I have a really good shot at finding a good job locally. And that’s the goal: stay in the Springs for a few more years and then see what can happen next. As some of you may know, I really am still wanting to do the Home Entertainment business (this does NOT mean in-home stripping, although I’ll do what I have to do! ;-p ). But regardless, the next few months need to be done. Just over 4 months to go! Can you believe it?

Alright, then this weekend was mighty productive! Jeff and I went and rented an aerator which looks like a lawnmower but instead it digs little holes in your lawn and yanks out the dirt so that when you water the lawn, there’s plenty of dirt entry points for better water absorption. Well, let me tell you, that is one hell of a chore. We did 3 lawns that day. And then we put fertilizer on the lawns, and I also started up my sprinklers again (just in time for one more snow fall – great…). Then that night, more Wii goodness ensued! The next day I then went weed-crazy with my new Rocket Weeder and literally filled a trash can with nothing but monstrous weeds. Scary. And after that I began my first hike on my quest to eventually hike Pikes Peak. That endeavor is scheduled for sometime in August, so I do have plenty of hiking to do in order to get myself ready. The one on Sunday was a pretty fun one and after that I am pretty sure that all the trails in the Front Range area of Colorado are going to be beautiful. And of course, you know that if there’s beautiful scenery, then there’s going to be PICTURES! Right now I’m going to put them amongst the journal photos, but eventually I want to create a separate photo portal for my hikes.

Anyways, today I sent out my resume for the first time to the two recruiters I met at TAP and it feels good to get them out. Now I need to continue sending them out, studying for my interview questions, and continue my classes (I’ve enrolled at O’Reilly School of Technology – my first class is horribly basic in HTML yet I think the CSS portion will be educational) and studying for the CISSP (which I may or may not take in September – apparently this has a pass rate of about 30% the first time…wonderful….and it costs ~$500 to take the test).

Okay, I’m done blathering on. It’s time for some pictures!

8 April 2007 – Easter Sunday Dinner at Susan’s

Jeff tries to open the wine, with no opener
Jeff tries to open the wine, with no opener08-Apr-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Eric lends support
Eric lends support08-Apr-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Susan shows off her ham
Susan shows off her ham08-Apr-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
KD is ready to be fed
KD is ready to be fed08-Apr-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Everybody awaits dessert
Everybody awaits dessert08-Apr-2007 17:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
All 4 dogs together = fun fun fun
All 4 dogs together = fun fun fun08-Apr-2007 17:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Happy Schnauzers
Happy Schnauzers08-Apr-2007 17:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 

We had a great time at Susan’s during this impromptu Easter Sunday dinner. It was nice to be able to all get together and have a nice dinner.

18 April 2007 – Susan’s Birthday at On the Border

18-Apr-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
18-Apr-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
18-Apr-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Do I take the best pics or what?
Do I take the best pics or what?18-Apr-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
KD and Eric....aww, so cute...
KD and Eric....aww, so cute...18-Apr-2007 19:52, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Jeremy and KD...and a huge margarita
Jeremy and KD...and a huge margarita18-Apr-2007 19:52, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 

Other pictures I took were not allowed because the participants involved said my life would be forfeit if they showed up on the Internet. So you get to see the typical hilarial pics of me and KD. Lucky you.  [2015 Update:  I no longer fear for my life and those pictures are included!]

21 April 2007 – Aerating the Lawn

Aeration sucks
Aeration sucks21-Apr-2007 12:44, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.004 sec
Really, it does.
Really, it does.21-Apr-2007 12:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
 

Can I say that I truly enjoy the fact that my hairline is the bane of my existence. I know it’s a petty thing to dwell on, but I would kill to have decent hair. If I thought I would look decent with a shaved head I’d do it because the current hair situation is unacceptable. But when I’ve dared to cut my hair super short, people tell me I resemble a prisoner. Wonderful.

22 April 2007 – Hiking Helen Hunt Falls in Cheyenne Canyon

#1 of my Trail Hikes - Helen Hunt Falls
#1 of my Trail Hikes - Helen Hunt Falls22-Apr-2007 16:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
Me at the base
Me at the base22-Apr-2007 16:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.005 sec
Jeremy too
Jeremy too22-Apr-2007 16:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.006 sec
 
That's Helen Hunt Falls from the base
That's Helen Hunt Falls from the base22-Apr-2007 16:33, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
Looking down from the top of the Falls
Looking down from the top of the Falls22-Apr-2007 16:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Here's the stream that feeds the Helen Hunt Falls
Here's the stream that feeds the Helen Hunt Falls22-Apr-2007 16:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
Me at the stream
Me at the stream22-Apr-2007 16:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Jeremy liked the stream as well
Jeremy liked the stream as well22-Apr-2007 16:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Looking towards Spoon Falls (aka Death Trap falls)
Looking towards Spoon Falls (aka Death Trap falls)22-Apr-2007 16:39, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
These seemingly smooth falls have caused numerous deaths
These seemingly smooth falls have caused numerous deaths22-Apr-2007 16:42, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.008 sec
Looking towards the Springs
Looking towards the Springs22-Apr-2007 16:42, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
Another shot of the Spoon Falls
Another shot of the Spoon Falls22-Apr-2007 16:42, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
 
Me...scared.
Me...scared.22-Apr-2007 16:43, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Higher vantage point looking towards the city
Higher vantage point looking towards the city22-Apr-2007 16:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.005 sec
Me and the city view
Me and the city view22-Apr-2007 16:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 

I really am looking forward to knocking more and more of these trails out – Pikes Peak or Bust!!!!

24 April 2007 – Still snowing (and it’s April)!

My camera focused on the screen door - cool!
My camera focused on the screen door - cool!24-Apr-2007 14:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Here's one through the glass door
Here's one through the glass door24-Apr-2007 14:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
More snow view
More snow view24-Apr-2007 14:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 

And that’s that for the pictures.

Coming up this weekend? Mom and Harv are coming into town! That should be a good time and it’ll be good to see them. Hopefully the weather cooperates and stays warm as of Wednesday. We don’t need it to be like it was the last time they visited when Colorado Springs decided to have its one and only fog days while they were here. Bizarre.