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Entries from April 2009

Transport Properties

April 25th, 2009 3 Comments

I haven’t really posted about this because it felt awkward and weird, especially when things were still up in the air. But now that I’ve signed on the dotted line, gotten a job lined up, and am counting down the days until I leave I figured it was time to spend a few moments and […]

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Dave visits California (again)

April 14th, 2009 2 Comments

Dave came out to California this weekend to give a talk at Berkeley (and visit me). He flew in really late Friday night, so we had a rather late start on adventures Saturday morning. First on the agenda (after a breakfast of blueberry pancakes and smoothies) was to fix up a bike that Martin had […]

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Pie Day

April 14th, 2009 No Comments

Every Tuesday is Pie Day, and I have pie for breakfast. The Walnut Cafe offers at least five different kinds for 2.50 a slice on Pie Day. It’s pretty much the highlight of my week. Today I had apple, but peach-blueberry is my favorite. How did this get started? I was eating breakfast there one […]


Zion: Southwest Desert

April 10th, 2009 No Comments

After a morning in the snow, Matthias and I decided it was time to see a different part of the park. In this vein we headed to the rangers station and got advice on the southwest desert area. We only had a few hours of daylight by the time we left the rangers station, so […]


Zion: Hop Valley and Kolob Canyon

April 5th, 2009 No Comments

On our drive into Zion, we stopped at the rangers station to get advice on trails and weather conditions. Initially, we had planned to do a 40 mile trip from Lee’s Pass in the northwest part of the park to Angels’s Landing, but the middle region of the hike was covered in three feet of […]


Back from Zion, Preliminary Post

April 1st, 2009 No Comments

Over the past few months, I had developed my first case of cabin fever and desperately needed to go somewhere beautiful. I originally planned to go hiking somewhere in Appalachia but decided that more drastic measures were required. My friend Matthias (exchange student from Germany here for a year to get a Masters and finish […]