Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ebright Azimuth (Delaware Highpoint)

This weekend, after my interview at Air Products in Allentown, PA, I visited Josh Probert, a good friend of my mine from my BYU folk dancing days. While there I had this thought, "Delaware isn't that big. The highpoint has to be near by!" As it turned out, it was about 15 min away. Josh entertained my odd hobby and drove me to the highpoint.

Once we were there it took us about 10 min to find the USGS marker, snap a few pictures and drive off. Easily the shortest hike (20 feet) I have had in order to reach a highpoint.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rock Canyon - Snowshoeing

My folks got me my first pair of snowshoes for Christmas.... unfortunately, they were the wrong size! No problem, while I wait for the new ones to arrive, I rented a pair from the rental shop on campus and headed up Rock Canyon with Rand Blair (MBA classmate).

It was my first time snowshoeing and I showed my amateur behavior by putting the shoes on wrong for more than half of the hike. Basically, I strapped my feet in too far forward and my toes, hitting the front of the shoe, were keeping the binding from swiveling as I took steps. I felt kind of stupid but at least I know how it works now! Besides, with a beautiful day like this it is hard to have it spoiled.