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Rattlesnake Lake 2011

Been here a couple times but Juliah and I went out this 4th of July. It was a nice day and a good hike. It always feels like it will be impossible to make it to the top but you finally do. It’s still interesting to look out on the view although Juliah was making me nervous by how close to the edge she liked to be. I don’t think I could take my kids up here without a leash! The drop offs are sudden. One time when I was up there with the snow, a man was asking everyone on the trail if they had seen his dog. It was almost dark and he was heading up again to see if he could find him. Unfortunately the dog probably ran off and fell somewhere as the snow covered the edges by sitting on tree branches.

On to the photos….

Piracy a Marketing Problem?


I’d have to agree. This article was posted a while back but I’m just now getting around to putting it up. If only these mega-industries could try innovating and giving the consumer what they want and are willing to pay for instead of forcing them to pay more for less and less….

Alta Lake Camping 2011

Finally our camping weekend of 2011 arrived. The weather was much nicer than last year when we waited until September. That was collld. This year we went to Alta Lake in Eastern Washington and my mom came along. I had been there when I was about 14 or 15 years old and I met some friends there which made it fun. Some of them ran off with my entire CD collection though so that was very disappointing. Anyhow the disappointing thing this year is that their online reservation and map system was very misleading. There were about 5 sites right on the lake that I had to choose from when I made the reservation about 4 months prior. I chose the one that had the most space between either other site to the right and left of it (when looking at the lake). On arrival we found that all the other sites to the right and left had direct access to the lake but the one we had was back up the hill from them so they were between us and the lake. We were not on the lake as the map had shown. Of course they were already taken so we had no choice after the 5 hour drive but to just set up camp.

We did end up having a good time. Even went down to Lake Chelan on one day and Juliah and I took out a jet ski for a couple hours. It was both our first time on a jet ski and we loved it! Didn’t get any photos unfortunately but we will remember it. These photos are just of us around the campsite and a few of Diablo Lake on our way back across the pass.
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Columbia Tower View

I met with my uncle who works at the Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle and we went out to the viewing deck. Yes, this was before Qwest Field became Century Link Field… back when all was right with the world…. but I digress. The panoramic photo came out looking pretty good thanks to the open source panoramic stitching tool Hugin.

John Legend and Sade - Seattle 2011

I’ve been poor at updating the site lately so here come some photos. I won’t add many descriptions or it will just take me longer to actually update.