60th Orbit Update

Since my last post, and with much help from friends and family, I managed to accomplish my skiing goals, do a little climbing, do the Imogene Pass Run with my sister Tana, and ride the White Rim. The Imogene Pass run was exhausting, and the White Rim trip was spectacular. They both deserve a posts of their own. I’ll do that later. This is an update on skiing and climbing. Thanks to everyone that helped me make this happen.
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Exum Backcountry Ski Week

Two of my goals for this 60th orbit were to get to know the Teton backcountry better and ski Jackson Hole Resort’s side country. A few months ago I found out that Exum Mountain Guides offered a perfect opportunity to do this. They offer a backcountry ski week. It consists of three days of exploring the Teton backcountry, a day in the side country at Jackson Hole, and a day with an Exum guide at Snow King. This sounded great so I signed up. It was exactly what I wanted and I met some great skiing companions I hope to ski with again in the near future.


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60th Trip Around the Sun

Most people get at most 80 or 90 trips around the Sun in their lifetimes. I start my 60th journey on January 31st of this year. There are a few things I’d like to do before using up all my orbits. Many things like skiing, climbing, running, and cycling get harder as one gets older. So, I plan to try to accomplish some goals during my 60th year and I’d like you to join me. As a reward, on my 61st birthday we will have a party for all of those that helped me accomplish my goals. Here’s what I’d like to do: Continue reading