Summer begins


Summer is in full swing here in Bozeman, with the temperature at the bank a couple blocks from my house showing 99 degrees today skiing is pretty far out of my mind. I still have been working very hard so I’m stuck to getting out on weekend and evenings. Here is a sample of what has been going on up here in Montucky.

Night falling on Canyon Ferry

Night falling on Canyon Ferry

On a 5.10 sport climb up near Bozeman Pass.

On a 5.10 sport climb up near Bozeman Pass.

Patrick getting up high on the same 5.10

Patrick getting up high on the same 5.10

Evan looking for his next hold

Evan looking for his next hold

A couple weekends ago there was the Gallatin Whitewater Festival.  It was a day of river racing with rafts, kayaks and canoes.

A couple weekends ago there was the Gallatin Whitewater Festival. It was a day of river racing with rafts, kayaks and canoes.

Down river raft race

Down river raft race

The kayak playboat was a hit and some really impressive kayaking happened

The kayak playboat was a hit and some really impressive kayaking happened

Ben Kinsella was the winner

Ben Kinsella was the winner

It's pretty impressive watching people do flips in kayaks

It's pretty impressive watching people do flips in kayaks

Chris Newey surfs the wave

Chris Newey surfs the wave

I have also been mountain biking and sailing, but with the wet weather just ending there will be a lot more to tell soon.

Transition time


Winter is pretty much wrapped up which means it’s time to pursue some new activities as well as work (since I hardly worked all winter). Unfortunately the weather has been rainy which has limited the activities. I did however make it out to the Lewis and Clark Caverns near Bozeman for a easy tour through the caverns with a claustrophobic tour guide who hated his job. Also, got out rafting on the Yellowstone River but it was met with torrential rain about 1/3rd of the way through. Oh well, c’est la vie!

The spirit of the eagle - this pic is dedicated to my little brother Jon, who is in DC being 100% 'merican

The spirit of the eagle - this pic is dedicated to my little brother Jon, who is in DC being 100% 'merican

Lewis and Clark Caverns

Lewis and Clark Caverns

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More cool formations

More cool formations

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Getting ready to float the Yellowstone River with a storm brewing

Getting ready to float the Yellowstone River with a storm brewing

The float was quite nice... until the rain started

The float was quite nice... until the rain started