Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mt Aiken

We still had some fairly stable weather here today, and not the rain as predicted. I took the opportunity to attend to work matters. I also had an unexpected visit from family which was pretty cool. Unfortunately I also learned that a friend had drowned in the Chathams. After this I needed to blow some cobwebs out so amped myself up on plenty of food and hit the trail. It was great to be away from the crowds, but also in walking distance from the house. I used a new pack today - a deuter AC snow lite. it has straps on the sides for skis, as you can see in the photos. The terran was pretty mellow, so I did some transition training.

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