January 16, 2009

In the news

Here's a story I wrote for the paper about our last ski outing. Too bad that's not all I do at work.

January 10, 2009

New and improved

OK - not so new, but slightly improved.

I made some adjustments to the code of this blog so we could display larger pictures and full-width YouTube videos. For example, now you can actually see Mia snowshoeing in Dad's backyard in the White Christmas post below.

Yea, exciting fun with HTML!

January 4, 2009

First foray of '09


Today, we went on our first adventure of the new year - cross-country skiing in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest near Greenough, east of Missoula.

After an icy drive up the Blackfoot River corridor, we set out on a dog-friendly trail under sunny skies. At the end of the day, we had covered 6.4 miles and racked up one high-speed face-plant (Jen) and one back flop as a result of showing off (me).

As usual, there are plenty of photos and a video (below). And even though I was behind the camera, I managed to get some footage of myself - look for red skis me, shadow me and me me.

Distance: 6.4-mile loop. (Variety of loops available, from 1 mile to 8.3 miles.)

Trailhead: From Missoula, drive 5 miles east on Interstate 90 to Bonner, then 26 miles east on Highway 200 to the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest facilities.