Thursday, February 23, 2012

Horsetail Falls

Things on fire usually don't last long. Only once a year for a two week period in late February, does Horsetail Falls in Yosemite Valley ignite into a ribbon of fire. I first caught a view of the falls during climbing trips to the valley years ago but never new that it transformed into this incredible living creature. While climbing 3 sisters in shadows of El Cap, the fall is viewable, and changes day to day year to year based on snow pack, wind and weather.

The other night I had one of those classic NPR moments when you arrive at your destination but can't yet get out of the car, as I listened to a feature on the falls. Sure enough, in Outside online this morning there is a feature on the falls and a nice video summary. Made only sweeter over a bowl of Spruce Confections' own potato leek soup. Makes for a fitting winters day with some reflection to boot on years spent in California climbing rocks and pushing back on gravity.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

celeBRAHtory turns

A bit long on the skin in, but the quality and length of the turns were well worth it, bonus for getting to experience a new zone in the backyard with 2 birthday boys. A nice alternative to the planned skimo race, just over 2600' total vertical, 8 miles RT and 5 1/2 hour total. My preference for how to 'train' in CO in February.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Winter certainly woke up from its leisurely slumber over the last few weeks, with Phil signaling a long haul to a steady spring. Two feet of snow remain around the streets and hills in Boulder, temps are in the 30s, and while the skiing is good in town (literally), I can't help but look forward to days in the dirt.

10 Things I have learned about Mountainbiking from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coal - a musical fable

A client today forwarded me a fascinating link to a project that provides a unique and creative take to the typical gloom and doom discourse of climate change, flipping it around through a multi-media inspiration oriented live action theatrical tour.  Its the kind of thing I will expect to see FastCoExist profile in the coming months and is a perfect signal of our times where the virtual world meets the physical, to tell a story, capture the imagination and compel the audience to action.

COAL: A Musical Fable TRAILER from Littleglobe, Inc on Vimeo.

Bravo. And not-surprisingly, she's in Boulder today.

Learn more about the project at