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Phoenix

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Flying into Phoenix. Sometimes I forget how relatively compact of a city Portland is.

9,990

At last week’s company meetup some of us set off at 6:00am on Sunday morning to hike 9,990 – the tallest of the peaks right behind Canyons Resort. While the hike started in the rain the weather did eventually clear and we got a wonderful 14+ miles in. The views made it well worth the effort.

About a mile short of the summit the ridge opens up to beautiful views over the valley.
About a mile short of the summit the ridge opens up to beautiful views over the valley.

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Stu walking carefully. Just behind him is the last section of ropes that guide you along a very uneven and narrow section of the ridge.
Stu walking carefully. Just behind him is the last section of ropes that guide you along a very uneven and narrow section of the ridge.
View from the summit.
View from the summit.

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Top of the Rock

Barcelona skyline

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Gaudí’s light

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The southwest wall of Sagrada Família.

Sagrada Família

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Light reflecting off the organ inside the Sagrada Família in Barcelona.

Ashland at Christmas

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Just a bit of snow out across the valley.

Off the coast of Kauai

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