I'm so impressed with the book Peakbagging Montana by Cedron Jones that I expended the money to invest in a few of the books that the author of this book references regularly as well. These have been well worth it. Here's the book I'm talking about: One of the books referenced is called Climbers Guide … Continue reading Climbing books to love
Well, I guess I should've expected it, since it's February in Montana. Yes, it is indeed snow that I speak of, and plenty of it. Super Bowl Sunday, Groundhog Day, and, well, let it...snow...day. My mom and I went for two walks together before she left for the city because the temperature was dropping and … Continue reading Let it…snow?
Mount Wood. That's my peakbagging goal for the end of this coming summer. It's the second highest peak in Montana and the summit is at 12,649+ feet with a prominence of 2,809 feet. First, there's the hike to Mystic Lake, where we can camp overnight. The next day, we can hike and climb to the … Continue reading Mount Wood, Montana, USA
Have you ever gotten or been so stressed that you were physically ill? I haven't for a long time, but these last few days have been awful. Not only do I feel like my brain is sick from stress, but I'm also physically ill. A stressful event occurred on Monday morning and I haven't been … Continue reading Sick from stress
Well, as this long Montana winter drags on, I'm in the process of trying to get some kind of plan worked out to get outdoors as much as possible as soon as the weather turns nice and the days get a bit longer. This winter hasn't been so bad where I live, but it's been … Continue reading Training for the outdoors
For those who do not think that books are of any value and that everything should be digital, I ask you to consider the backcountry adventure for a moment. You're miles and miles into deep, thick forest in an attempt to reach the summit of a peak or the base of a crag to climb, … Continue reading The expense and value of out-of-print books
Peakbagging, you say? Yes, that's what I said. It's getting to the summit of a peak of some prominence (this varies) without climbing proper, which may include 3rd Class scrambling, though. It's technically "hiking", but can be some very intense hiking indeed. I'm after mountain peaks, after all! Here in Montana, those can be on … Continue reading Planning some peakbagging
Noom. It's an app and a program to help a person get in shape and lose weight for their health. It involves coaches and a peer group and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help the person change how they think about eating and activity in order to aid in the process of changing their behaviors … Continue reading A 14-day trial of Noom
I walked into the chapel just as the first ward was leaving, having finished their Sacrament meeting. I put my Scriptures down on the pew where I normally sit and then proceeded to the restroom. The nearest restroom was out of order, so I had to go to the other restroom and wait my turn … Continue reading My Scriptures disappeared!
I don't normally drink coffee because it's against my religion, but I now have a doctor's prescription for it as an analgesic (painkiller), and it works remarkably well! So now I wonder if I'm still in good standing and Temple-worthy because I've been drinking my analgesic that I made a covenant with God not to, … Continue reading Coffee