Thursday, September 24, 2009

Glacier Peak Wilderness honeymoon

In true Ian and Jenny style we headed to the mountains for a honeymoon. We only had a few days before school started so we went to the Glacier Peak Wilderness for a three day backpacking trip. We did a short loop from White Pass to Blue Lakes, hiking a few little peaks along the way. It was beautiful. The fall colors were amazing, the nights were chilly, the trails were great and we didn't have much company. A perfect, last minute honeymoon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Went to the Enchanted Chapel and got hitched

It may come as no surprise to some of you that we eloped. Went to a funky little chapel in Seattle, the Enchanted Chapel, with the lovely Reverend Zady and a few close friends and said "I do".

Pictures by Jill Doughty

Many thanks to everyone that attended on a few days notice, our good friend Ryan Albachten who made our wedding rings at the last minute, and special thanks to our close friend Jill Doughty for the amazing photos.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Harvest time

We dug up the rest of the potatoes, picked all of the spaghetti squash and some of the delicata and butternut squash. The garden is slowly dying back and I of course am busy making plans for a bigger garden next year! Growing just a few things this summer was perfect, enough to make us excited about gardening without feeling overwhelmed by the size of the project. Although, I should admit that Mona did all of the daily upkeep of the garden, Ian and I just had to get everything set up and do some regular maintenance. Thanks Mona!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2912 Cottonwood Avenue

We put an offer on a house! I am so excited. It, of course, needs a lot of work but the property is great, the house is solid and the location is perfect. We'll keep everyone up to date as things progress and perhaps we'll need some moving/remodeling/cleaning help!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Saying goodbye to the North Cascades

Kevin, Betsy, Aneka and I went for a somewhat epic hike at the end of the season. I wrote a really comprehensive blog on Chattermarks , or if you'd rather you can just look at the stats and photos. Enjoy.

Day 1: Canyon Creek Trailhead to McMillian Park (Stats: 6 miles, +3400ft,-400ft)
Day 2: McMillian Park to Sky Pilot Pass (Stats: 15 miles, +4600ft, -4000ft)
Day 3: Sky Pilot Pass to Buffalo Pass (Stats: 14 miles, +3700ft, -2700ft)
Day 4: Buffalo Pass to Horse Heaven (Stats: 17 miles, +3300ft, -5600ft)
Day 5: Horse Heaven to East Creek Trailhead (Stats: 10 miles, +2300ft, -4300ft)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Last North Cascades Wild trip of the season

My last NC Wild trip of the season was amazing, exhausting and ultimately very rewarding. We had an all girls trip, aside from Ben who was one of the trip leaders, hence our name, "Ben and the Burley Backcountry Babes". In retrospect it was a perfect way to end a field season that has been utterly fabulous!