Well, 2020 sure was a fascinating year. A pre-(worldwide)outbreak trip to Patagonia, two trips to NH, NOLS shutting down, being the pandemic assistant wrangler at Three Peaks (me, McKenzie, and 41 horses), NOLS reopening, a summer at Three Peaks, a horse course in the Wind Rivers, climbing at Indian Creek, house projects, and a classic American cross country road trip in a Camaro, just to name a few of the things. And may we never forget George Floyd, those who were lost before and after him, and that Black Lives Matter.
Another trip to Patagonia happened, me in Coyhaique, Chile pre-COVID-19 worldwide outbreak
Reading the terrain and excited for easier travel in the Avellano Region of Patagonia
Camp in an unnamed Avellano Valley
When the fuel runs low, we sit in the smoldering fire’s smoke seat and thankfully sip mate….
and cook meals. Here Tina chefs it up like a pro.
Clearing skies after a storm at an paso inominata
The Rio La Paloma’s quieter, stiller, sections.
After the swim; my face says it all.
Skiing in the Absarokas with Galen and Maureen
Jess filling the water bottle at the trailhead, before it ALL went to shit. So glad to have her back in Lander…
Jess, Me, and Darcy.
Quarantine climbing in Sinks with Anna and Scott
During the initial phase of the COVID, I did a lot of house projects…see the 616 photos for more updates!
NOLS shut down, then decided to try to reopen. . . here we are trying Covid Camping in the Southern Winds.
More Covid Camping!
Sunrise from the Granite Buttress.
I mended fences and watched horses at Three Peaks all summer.
It feels like I can never do enough and consistently don’t know what to do, but Black Lives Matter; this sign was carried at a vigil for George Floyd in Lander on June 5th
A little climbing happened summer of 2020; here Andy follows a pitch on Scab Creek Buttres in the Southern Winds.
Horses don’t understand pandemics. Here they laze about the coral
Bridger and Jerry [heart emoji]
Full moonset over TPR
The winding down of one of the wildest storms I have ever experienced.
Riding over Hat Pass in the Central Winds
Jeremiah, the best horse there ever was!
The view from Percy Peaks, NH
The view from Devil’s Slide, NH
Looking across the Owl Creeks, WY
Andy peering through the arch near Chessler Park, UT
Summit of South Six Shooter, Jared and Anna.
The camping scene in November of 2020
A late fall snowstorm at 616
Popo Agie mid December
Another Popo Agie
Our “upgraded” rental car for the ultimate American road trip.
Solstice sunrise in Presque Isle State Park over Lake Erie
Driving with the top down, Fultonville, NY
Mike and Nancy, Xmas 2020
The tree at Stark Inn