It’s always sad when the Olympic torch goes out… It was even sadder when NBC cut away to a new TV program saying that if we want to see the rest of the closing of the Olympics, along with Nickleback, we’d have to wait till 11:30 PM. In the meantime, we get to watch “Marriage Ref.” No thank you. If I wanted to see Nickleback that bad, I’d go to YouTube. That said, it was a pretty good Olympics. Sunday’s hockey game was intense and it’s a metal our neighbors to the north deserve. Our over-stuff boys in spandex (the four-men bobsled team) melted the track behind them as they raced to the gold. And then there is the skiing and skating. I love the downhill skiing almost as much as I love watching the women's figure skating--go figure.
Saturday, I headed up north to do a little skiing on my on, as well as to serve as a chaperon for our Middle School ski club.
I've come across a couple of interesting blogs that I thought I’d pass on. David Sailer, “The Ultralighter,” often posts about lightweight backpacking techniques such as making alcohol stoves from aluminum cans. About once he week, he has a great “out-takes,” which are links to hiking posts from bloggers around the world and I have enjoyed reading many of them. As I know a few of my regular readers enjoy desert hiking, another blog that I came to through The Ultralighter is Sirena’s blog. She is currently hiking the Grand Enhancement Trail, a 700 mile path across
The photo at the top of the post was taken a few years ago on an Isle Royale National Park backpack trip.