Monkey Face Bike Tour Mountaineering

Another mountaineering trip in the books. Terry and I had originally planned on doing Mt. Stuart, but I didn’t have the time or fitness. So we had a backup of going to Glacier Peak, which was then shutdown because of potential weather. The other backup was to bike the Oregon Outback and climb Monkey Face on the way, which was overly ambitious. So we aimed to bike to Three Fingered Jack, then to Monkey Face and after climbing them both, bike the top of the Oregon Outback and head home.

We had some weather concerns about the first objective, which was a thin excuse as my legs were toast after the first day of riding. My lack of training showed itself on Monkey Face as I barely scraped myself up the wall with much swearing. We ended up bailing in Prineville as it had turned from Type II fun to Type III. Terry was very gracious and was good with calling it short after 250+ miles over 3ish days.

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Llamas

The three of us went up to a cabin that had llamas for a night so Burton could be his free range self.

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Married!

We got married! Awesome time over in Dufur with great people. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. And kickass food.

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California Weekend

Rachel and I went over to Pacific Grove, California for her friends wedding at Carmel-by-the-Sea. We had awesome weather and got to see the fishes in the fish jail and Big Sur.

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Indian Creek Climbing

Took trip over to Colorado and Utah to go climbing with Dan and Kate and their crew. I made it up my first real crack and then Dan and I went up a proper desert tower.

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The Open 2016

Rachel and I did the Crossfit open this year. She got her first muscle ups and did awesome. I got chest to bar, hand stand pushups and tose to bar and did so-so. Next year!

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Cabin in March

Weekend trip to a cabin up north where Burton was a free range roaming dog.

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