So we return to our regular programming, which this February has featured ice climbing, several times each week.
Great Falls, VA. Just bouldering, really, but a convenient training ground close to home.
Deck Shoes for Ice
Just starting up. This one is tall enough for a rope. And the frozen river is a death fall.
Topping out while hoping the ice is good.
And some shots from White Oak Canyon
Not really sailing weather. Not for a few weeks at least. On the other hand, the engines start, no maintenance is needed beyond a quick oil change, and the season should start with a roar... as soon as the water gets a little softer. The spring thaw will also bring a torrent of freshwater, with tree trunks and debris sufficient to make the water hazardous for props for at least another week. The plus side of heavy snow melt is a light year for jelly fish and a late season for rockfish, and that is all good.