Sunday, April 8, 2012


My son Kane is studying abroad this semester at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Quito Ecuador. He's become quite the mountain adventurer. He reached the summit of Pichincha (over 15,000'), camped at the base of Cotopaxi, climbed up the snow/ice covered summit of Iliniza Norte (16,784'), hiked part way up Chimborazo at over 18,000', and hopes to summit the 19,347' Cotopaxi before he heads home at the end of May. Here are some photos of his adventures.

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest

Camping at the base of Cotopaxi

Snow covered Cotopaxi looming

Mount Chimborazo, highest peak in Ecuador

Kane on the left @ Ilinizas

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Micah True

"Don't fight the trail. Take what it gives you... Think easy, light, smooth and fast. You start with easy because if that's all you get, that's not so bad. Then work on light. Make it effortless, like you don't give a shit how high the hill is or how far you've got to go. When you've practiced that so long that you forget you're practicing, you work on making it smoooooth. You won't have to worry about the last one -- you get those three, and you'll be fast."

-Micah True (Caballo Blanco)