Monday, January 3, 2011

New New New

Isn't starting a brand new year suppose to be about lots of new!  While I haven't set any resolutions for this year, I have read all of yours and wish you much success in accomplishing your goals.  I do have plans and hopes and wishes for 2011 though!

One thing new this year will be the way I will track being out and about.  The last couple of years I was impressed with the spreadsheet Adventure Designer used to track her adventure statistics.  The format I used in 2010 wasn't detailed enough or user friendly, so for 2011, I took a few ideas from Adventure Designer's format and designed one of my own.   If you click on the photo, you will get a clear idea of my proficiency in Excel.


The 1st of two plans already in place for this year is to become certified in Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST 1).  The first of this two day session takes place in the classroom on January 8th and is the theory portion of the training. The following day will be putting the theory to practice out in the field at a location along the Smith Dorrien Highway.  The course is taught by Yumnuska Mountain Adventures through CAOC who will be covering my fee and for which I am very thankful.
The 2nd plan already in place is my big vacation to Moab, Utah in May.  I got hooked on Utah when I was there in May of 2010 and knew it wouldn't be long before I would head back to another area of that State.  This time not only do I want to hike and canyoneer, I also want to add rafting and mountain biking to the mix which will take me to areas outside Moab.    


I have high hopes for 2011!  Literally!  I hope to scramble to the summit of Mt. Temple.  If you click on the photo, you will see I have myself there already!  I shared this hope in a past post.  My hopes are my dreams!

I hope to go car camping and backpacking once the nice weather arrives.  I got a taste of both last year and had such a fun time that I started my own collection of items required for enjoyable experiences.  Thank you to "Agent X" and also to "I am going to have to find a name for you" for opening my eyes to new adventures!   

I wish good health and happiness to my family and friends and to my friends' families and friends.  


  1. You should post the excel file so all of us that are not as proficient can use it to tally our climbs as well :) very nicely done, and Moab is a great place to do some awesome adventures!

  2. Great post! I love the spreadsheet... so much so that someone might need to 'borrow' some things :-). As for Temple, see you at the top.

  3. Congrats on having plans for the year, I am still formulating mine.

    The view from temple is phenomenal and while worth the hike. Unfortunately we did not dress warm enough to stay at the summit for a long time.

  4. I think that the knowledge gained through those safety courses is always useful. Great plan Alexandra!

    I Hope you'll enjoy rafting and mountain biking :)


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