Showshoed to the Loch Vale
Face Dancer in Sinks Canyon Lander Wyoming
I’m resuming this page- have some catching up to do! These photos are from Handies Peak, a “easy” 14ner. This hike was from Fall 2021.
At the base, we had the trail to ourselves for a couple of miles.
Got the Subaru Outback to the main trailhead with stock tires. Probably would have needed a rescue if it wasn’t for the skid plates.
The North Arapaho peak taken from the South Arapaho peak.
Checking out the home town in Flight Simulator - Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
This was the first hike I did with trekking poles and now I’m kicking myself for not having used them before. The hike was around 11 miles with 3000 ft of elevation (we wandered a bit).
We did the hike a few days after the September snowstorm in CO. We crossed ways with someone hiking back to camp after summiting the Challenger and Kit Karson 14ners. With the snow, she described them as being “a bit scary”.
Quandary is supposedly the most commonly climbed fourteener in Colorado. The early morning start treated us to some nice colors while we were still under the tree line.
I was lucky enough to have a decent Battlestation for working from home.
A couple of years ago, I got rid of my desktop as my daily driver and replaced with a MacBook Pro. Since I also had a Thunderbolt 3 compatible MBP for work, I decided to go for a dock & eGPU setup so that I could use my monitors and peripherals with my work laptop AND my personal laptop.
This is a perfect setup since I can connect any laptop to my peripherals, Vega 56 eGPU, and the dual 4K LG Monitors with a single Thunderbolt 3 connection
- CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock
- Radeon RX Vega 56
- Razer Core X Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Expansion Chassis
- 2 x 27” LG 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor
- MX Master 2S Mouse
- Very old Das Keyboard Model S Professional keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switches
For the most part, this setup is perfect for just switching to my personal laptop after I’m done with the work day. I only wish that Microsoft improve the eGPU support on Bootcamp so I could burn time with better games during the quarantine.