June 30, 2009

It’s a Girl!!!

Our little girl is here! Roxanne and I are so happy to announce the birth of our daughter, who arrived a little early last night but safe and sound and very healthy. Mom and baby are together and doing great. I am having a lot of spontaneous tears of joy as I sit here thinking of how lucky we are to have a tiny miracle in our home—and thinking of all the wonderful times ahead. Owen is eager to meet his baby sister…he’s grabbing my hand and pulling me to the door. I’ll post some more photos later today. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers and support! It’s a girl!

Posted in Events, People | 11 Comments

June 29, 2009

T-24hrs: Uncontrolled Pacing

I’m not panicking, I’m not panicking, I’m not panicking…



Posted in Events, People | 3 Comments

June 22, 2009

Father and Son, M.D.’s

The Arizona Daily Sun ran a nice Father’s Day article on my dad and brother, both of whom are practicing doctors in Flagstaff, Arizona. Having two Orthopedic Surgeons in the family certainly comes in handy given the impressive array of aches and pains I manage to accumulate when I’m wandering the hills (more…)

Posted in People | 4 Comments

June 13, 2009

Black Diamond Tent Roundup

Black Diamond Tent Roundup

As much as I love sleeping under the stars in the High Sierra in Summertime, I also enjoy staying warm, dry, and free from mosquito bites. I am therefore a big fan of Black Diamond’s single-wall tents, which remain the lightest ‘real’ tents available—freestanding, breathable, highly water-resistant shelters that shine in most conditions (more…)

Posted in Gear | 2 Comments

June 8, 2009

SPOT 911 on the PCT

A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail near Horseshoe Meadows got hit by Wednesday’s weather and pressed “911” on her Spot Satellite Messenger when she became cold, wet, and afraid she would not survive the night (read her account here). In the morning, she sent an “OK” message and hiked to Lone Pine, where she was met by worried family members (more…)

Posted in Hiking | 2 Comments

June 5, 2009

June comes with Snow

Well, I think I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t point out that heavy rain is falling here in the basin, and snow has fallen, is falling, and will fall all over the Sierra. We’re into some very strange freaky June weather here…but maybe we stuck the skis in the closet a little too early. Looking ahead to the weekend, watch for unsettled weather to continue, with thunder and lightning (more…)

Posted in Current Conditions | 1 Comment