Wow, after a few weeks of unpacking and re-organizing from almost two months on the road, I’m finally feeling like sitting down here at the computer and getting something done. But summer in the lowlands sure is hot — I should be in flipflops on a beach, not here in the office, or at least that’s where my mind keeps creeping.
We’ve got the usual slew of crazed technology and blog related projects kicking around here. Louie took over my workshop to build a tent prototype. Lisa and I are planning our OR Show trip, coming up soon the first week of August (that’ll be a nice re-entry into the WildSnow business world, after being gone so long). We’re still taking care of the last Denali gear details, such as shipping loaner gear back, figuring out where to store the additional junk we now possess, and so on. Oh, and did I mention we’re painting the house, or I should say, Louie is painting the house?
The painting seems to be coming along, though our employee is AWOL today. Word is he’s rock climbing somewhere.
Speaking of junk, for some time now I’ve been doing the old “one thing in, one thing out” routine to try and keep myself from becoming a slave to my possessions. That was going great till the big Alaskan blogathon. Now I’ve regressed at least a year in the zen of junk, and find myself wracking my brain for things to sell, give away, or stuff in the trashcan. Yesterday I was in the shop and ran across my Jeep axle spare parts pile. I have no idea why I kept most of that stuff. Throwing the bulk of it away took me back to about an eight month regression in the possession clearing process. Oh the joy.
Speaking of extra stuff, if any of you WildSnowers want a bed liner for a full-size 2009 Silverado pickup it is yours for the hauling (came with the truck, but doesn’t work with the camper).
Beyond all that, I’m working hard on a few more Denali related writing projects that I think you all will enjoy. So keep your eyes open.
Meanwhile, have a good weekend!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.