This year has been markedly different as far as documentation goes. I used to have to trawl the web to find even a single pic from a bike race, or depend on friends to post on social media so I can steal the images. Now I have access to a Google Drive full of adventures and memories. Now I can do a year in review and I actually have to winnow down the choices because there are so many great options.
I don't have any pictures from this month, which was fairly shitty on the life scale. Here is Sophie looking regal.
This still hurts every day.
I was kind of dreading this yurt trip because my life was in self-induced turmoil. It turned out to be exactly what I needed.
The team's season goes from spring to fall. We had tons of kids, not enough coaches, and practiced three to seven hours every week for five months. And it was fantastic.
I went back to Tahoe to ski, bike, run, and visit my old haunts. What a wild 72 hours.
Almost every spring weekend was devoted to exploring the amazing mountains within a three-hour radius of the Tetons.
I felt like I didn't do many cool runs this year but there were a couple noteworthy ones, including finding a route from Darby to the Ghee.
We did a final sub-24 hour bikepacking trip in the Big Holes as a shakedown for ORATB. August was so dang hot. And dry. And smoky.
Ah, ORATB. Sometimes I remember that we did this. It was just the right blend of awesome and dumb.
And just like that, the season ended. Summer felt so short this year.
At least the skiing got pretty good pretty fast.
I'm buying a house. That doesn't feel real. This has been consuming my thoughts for two months now. More details when it actually happens.