Showing posts from June, 2008

Crested Butte Classics

Recently we've been going through the photo archives and post-dating photos from old groups. I suppose "recently" is kind of meaningless in that context, but anyway, here are some photos from the Crested Butte creeks; Oh Be Joyful, Slate, Daisy, and the Upper Upper East. The photos are a mixture of several different runs, with different people on different days. Leif Anderson on Early Bird Falls, above the usual run on the Upper Upper East. Dan Rubado Photo. The Whitman College Alumni Kayak Team contemplates Stupid Falls. Photo by Natalie Kramer. Sam (or was it Alex? Shit!) on Avalanche in OBJ. Photo by Leif Anderson. Alex (or was it Sam? Shit!) on Avalanche. Photo by Leif Anderson. Sam (or maybe Alex) on the money drop, OBJ. Photos by Natalie Kramer. Dan's strap backpack system. Lightweight and compact. Perfect for medium length hikes. Photo by Natalie Kramer. Leif on the first drop of OBJ. Photo by Natalie Kramer. Leif in the logjam below Avala

Grand Canyon '08

I worked as a baggage woman on a 14-day grand canyon trip as a for Robby Pitagora of Rapid Creek . This was my second time working for Robby, and as always, I had a great time. We took OARS clients down to phantom ranch. We then took donors and employees of the Environmental Defense Fund down the second half (Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash). And a thrid group (who turned out to be great) from Whitmore Wash to Diamond. I was greatly impressed with the effectiveness of EDF in aligning environmental issues with economic interests. I feel that this is the best way to promote a greener world, for significant, pro-environment changes will only occur when those changes are in the best interest of business. A great example of their work and one which we talked a great deal about on the trip was the revitalization of the America's fisheries, check it out at below are a few photos of my trip taken by Robby. Jalinda revelling in her mutiny of Sea