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Skiing Saint Mary Peak, May 2013

Yup, we did it! Nick and I bagged this 9,351-foot Montana Bitterroot classic. Again. (Summit number 6 or so with me, this may be my most-visited summit!) We packed way to much stuff and spent the night an hour or so up the trail, to get a head start the …

Adam Kane sheds Montana Snowbowl photo copyright Daryl Greaser

Turns All Year – Month 5

Last week I managed to eek out Month 5 of my “Turns All Year” project, that is, skiing EVERY month of the year. I started the project back in October by hiking 12 miles round-trip in Glacier National Park to get a few turns on the Grinnell Glacier with Don …


2012 Skiing Recap

January We started 2012 with our 2nd annual “Ride-N The New Year” tradition, which is our attempt at skiing or riding (snowboarding) in the New Year, instead of partying like most folks do. This year (not 2013!) we camped for a few days up on Mt. St. Helens, where we …

Katt McClaine and Daryl Greaser at Lost Trail Pass

Occasional Annual Letter – 2012

2012 was certainly a year of change, to put it mildly. I left my job in Astoria in January, Katt and I moved to Montana, and I’m still on the longest vacation of my life. For a detailed look at our activities, check out Katt’s blog: Instead of a …

Comparison of weight versus density altitude - temperature - in a Cessna 182 Turbo's takeoff performance - Copyright Daryl Greaser

Weight versus Density Altitude

Recently I had my Biennial Flight Review (BFR) at Minuteman Jet Center in Missoula, Montana. I’ve been flying for 11 years, and yet Art always has something new and great to teach me. (A good pilot is always learning! – If you need a BFR in Missoula, call Minuteman!) This flight was …