Today, was generally pretty wet and nasty. But just before sundown, the clouds parted and revealed the mountains looming overhead.
Kathy and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays visiting with family on the Oregon Coast. We had lots of lovely beach walks and great fun. Here are a few pictures from the visit. The photos are from the beach at Gearhart, and also from a bit further south, near the Arcadia beach and Arch Cape. All were taken with a Canon Powershot S120.
Our first day was so fun, we had to do it again. The Tête Rouge is a small peak, some 2800 meters or so, not far from, and a bit to the east of, the Grand Saint Bernard pass. It lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The fine north-facing descent from the summit ridge is a great day outing.
What a fantastic way to start this season’s winter fun. A perfect day. More pics below the fold.
Kathy and I spent a few days on the Oregon coast visiting with her mother Jan, and Jan’s husband Bob. We were lucky enough to enjoy some good weather, somewhat unusual for this time of year. Here are just a few photos from our walks on the beach.
Our last Haute Route of this ski season was the Bourg-St-Pierre/ Plateau du Couloir variation, with Mont Vélan thrown in for good measure. For this trip we were joined by brothers Larry and Mike Sokolsky, their buddy Roy Tsugawa, as well as Amy Caddell of Vermont, and Shaun Guyton of New Zealand.
To see more photos from this trip have a look at our web site, specifically, this page!
Our second Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route this year brought together a great group from far-flung places. The week included a mix of good and bad weather, which led to some really fine skiing conditions.
The crew included, Byron Grant, Miguel Caracoche, Jeff and Shelley Hanks, Brad Ritzel, Kimber Keagle, Gerrit Saylor, with Kathy and Mark.
For more photos (we only have 6 or 7 here) see our entry in our recent trips page.