Monday, November 8, 2010

Mt. Wrightson

First a story to tell, before I share any pictures. About a year and a half ago, I decided along with my brothers, that we were going to climb Mt. Wrightson. Mt. Wrightson is the highest peak in the Tucson area, with a peak at about 9300 feet or so. Anyways, we picked a day, and failed miserably, due to a combination of factors including a trunk that wouldn't open, a new car that was leaking radiator fluid, but mostly because I wasn't in good enough shape to make it.

So, I've wanted to make it to the top of this mountain ever since. I just didn't know where to start. Well, about 4-5 months ago I found a group of people at my work that are avid hikers, and so I decided to start hiking with one of them in particular. We started with some flat trails, and I was able to walk about 7 miles, most of it flat. But that would have been barely enough to make it to the top of the mountain, not to mention the elevation gain.

Over the course of about 3 months, I kept up training, at first every other week, the switching to every week. Finally, I was able to make an 8 mile grueling hike, and was thus ready to give Mt. Wrightson another shot.

So I tried again, on October 1, 2010. And this time, I made it. The trail was about 12 miles, 4000 feet gain in elevation, and took about 8 hours, and 4 liters of water, but I made it! Yeah! Anyways, here's a few pictures from the journey.

This next picture is me at the top

And this one is my co-worker who helped me make it to the top

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Launch Pad Launch Party

I was recently at the launch of the second game from Stratus Games, Launch Pad. It's their newest creation, and looks really great. In it, you build and launch rockets, including some fun methods of sabotage. I highly recommend it! I'll post a link to Amazon when it's available, it'll just be an edit of this post. I expect it'll be available in the next few weeks or so. Also, for those who don't know about it, their first game is called Gold Mine, a link is at the very bottom. So, without further ado, here's some pictures.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Finger Rock

Here are some pictures from a recent trip to Finger Rock. Finger Rock in a unique mountain formation that's up in the Catalinas, it's only really visible if you're pretty close to them, but you can see it from a ways a way. The trail to hike up there is among the more difficult I've done. Still, the view is awesome, I highly recommend it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


It's been a long while since I've posted from my alphabet collection, so here goes the next several letters, EFGHIJ.

August 7, 2010  E

August 25, 2010  F

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pima Air and Space Museum

Just a few pictures from the Pima Air and Space Museum. Hope you enjoy!