Saturday, May 10, 2008

Scott Waxenberg is the greatest husband ever -- or, What Shmoopie has told me

T Shirt ideas for our New Company:

  1. If you can't bag it, fuck it!
  2. Fuck it or bag it
  3. Got Bark?
  4. Designed by Tim
  5. Eisenhower sucks (bites, is a jerk...)
  6. Jackson Rules
  7. Paper, plastic bag with Steve (ask Scott)
  8. Peak baggers do it multiple times

Who is better than Scott Waxenberg -- or, how do I get the shit smell out of my clothes after using a composting outhouse

More Randomness:

  1. Scott learned about the sound of rain on a tent and its non corrolation to the strength of the rain shower outside the tent
  2. We woke up at 5:45 and I made everyone go back to sleep, finally waking up at 8
  3. Scott had to use the outhouse twice in the dark
  4. Grey jays are beggar birds

Scott Waxenberg is God - Or, don't climb 75 degree slopes wearing snow shoes

More Random Thoughts:

  1. Not sure what kind of president Pierce was, but his mountain rocks!
  2. Scott Waxenberg don't need no stinkin' snowshoes
  3. If you fall into a deep hole wearing snowshoes, its help to have Steve Nishiro there with a snow shovel to dig you out
  4. Climbing 7 hours a day for 2 days is hard
  5. Peanut Butter sandwiches are nature's perfect food
  6. I hate Eisenhower
  7. There are a lot of peaks and knobs now named after Dillon
  8. I fell in Moose shit
  9. My sleeping bag could keep a family of Inuits warm for a year in theArctic -- a little too much for 40 degree weather!
  10. It rained on Sunday

Scott Waxenberg is awesome - or, don't fall in moose poop and rinse your hand in icy cold streams

Random thoughts from NH:

  1. Thank god we had a 2 person tent big enough for one person
  2. It was beautiful -- around 40 degrees.  we were well prepared with sleeping bags rated to -20
  3. Sara rocks!  She set us up from the EMS office in NH.  She is, in essence, the Russell Brice of the Presidentials.
  4. Scott drew WAY too many parallels to Brokeback mountain and Deliverance, but he truly loves his smoochie (I had to say that)
  5. Nothing tastes better than Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Teriyaki and Chili spiced Ramen noodels from foil bags
  6. With all due respect to President Eisenhower, his namesake mountain SUCKS
  7. We were going to get there but weather set in and Eisenhower mocked us.  BASTARD

Scott Waxenberg is my hero, or what I learned in the Presidentials April 2008

So, where to begin.  This post is way overdue but work has been insane lately and unfortunately, i have had no time at all to post.

Mark, unfortunately, never made it to NH.  He was stuck in O'Hare for 11 hours.  Ergo, the dedication of these posts to him.  The irony is that Mark is truly my climbing partner, although Scott is coming on strong, and of the three trips we have planned, we have only climbed together once!

So, what follows will be a number of random thoughts from the NH trip distributed across an equal number of random posts.

Peak Bagging in the Presidentials NH, April 2008

Climbing Mt. Baker

Slideshow of Mt Washington Climb

Recording about the Mt. Washington and New Hampshire Trip - 2/11/07

6 Minutes of Video of the Mt Washington Climb 2-11-07

This is long but will give you a feeling for the climb on Sunday.