Happy Fathers Day, Daddy!

I did a little "shout out" to Daddy a few weeks ago, but since today IS Father's Day, here's another.  Have a great day, Daddy!!!


On a separate note, sadly, those trees in the background of the pic are probably not there as of this week.  Fires, strong winds, rugged/remote terrain (and probably a negligent camper/coyote/illegal) have contributed to some terrible fires raging across Arizona, this being at the Coronado Monument at the southern end of the Huachuca Mountains at the Arizona & Mexico border.  Specifically, this pic was taken nearby one of the caves where the Apache (Chiricahua) Geronimo sometimes hid out, as well as nearby the location where in the 1500s, Francisco Vasquez de Cornonado passed thru in search of the "seven cities of cibola" (read more here).  

This remote area ranks in my top 3 of places to hike, trail run and everything else....and it hurts knowing how much devastation these fires are causing. :-(


Hrrmm...maybe if I start training nowwww....???

The 2012 dates have been set.  
Bring some legs and lungs folks.

2011 Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain event & festival from Epic Rides on Vimeo.
Located in Prescott, AZ and scheduled for the last weekend in April each year; the "Whiskey", as it's known, offers mountain bike enthusiasts a complete mountain bike weekend with graduated distance options, a massive bike industry expo, a Pro category with $20,000+ cash purse, live music from the courthouse lawn and a broad selection of fine eateries and watering holes throughout the downtown square and on the historic Whiskey Row. For complete event information, visit epicrides.com.

Registration opens ~ January 1 each year; and fills up fast.

-music provided by the one and only El Ten Eleven

Arizona to Alaska... sundresses need not be packed (oops)


55 Brown Bears,
a handful of moose/mooses/meese,
22ish hours of daylight,
a long run on the beach,
a (flatwater) kayak in way-too crazy water w/my Mom,
a cruiser/fixie ride,
full-fledge puking a few feet above a glacier,
Priceless family time :-)