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Katt visits Astoria and Ptown, April 2013

Katt visited me in Portland back in April – it had been a few months since we’d seen each other, and we made the most of it – We managed to climb Silver Star Mountain (awesome!), visit her parents, visit the boys in Astoria, have a beer at Fort George …


Silver Star, April 2013

Silver Star mountain rises 4,364 feet above sea level and provides unparalleled views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, and Saddle Mountain. If you haven’t climbed it, you should!

On our return flight from Hot Springs we witnessed an awesome sunset. Copyright Katt McClaine

Another flying milestone

On our “Superbowl Sunday,” Katt and I flew over to Hot Springs, Montana and enjoyed a couple hours of soaking at Symes Hot Springs. It was wonderful! The tiny Hot Springs airport has a courtesy car! Sweet! In the process, I finished my first log book after almost 12 years …

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 …


Welcome to the Skison!

Katt just posted a couple trip reports on her blog! We’ve been skiing several times so far, and here are links to her stories! Here’s our trip to Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area: Here’s our recent “backcountry” pre-season ski trip to Lost Trail Powder Mountain: Finally, here’s …

Pilot and Co-pilot

Flying from Missoula to Hot Springs, almost

  On October 2nd, Katt and I decided to fly the Cessna 152 up to Hot Springs, Montana to spend the day soaking and relaxing. Renting an airplane is as easy as renting a car, especially if you’re already “checked out” at the FBO (Field-based Operation) and have all the …


Seattle seaplane lesson June 2011

In June 2011, Katt and I decided to treat ourselves to a mutual birthday present, that came in the form of a seaplane lesson at Seattle Seaplanes on Lake Union. Bob, our instructor, was very friendly and informative. He didn’t even throw me in the lake! Seriously, though, he was …