In January Fran and Martin joined Alex in San Francisco for her birthday (and Fran’s too).
In March Martin attempted the “Grand Traverse”, a 40-mile ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen, CO. Alas the avalanche danger was too high and it turned into a “Grand Reverse”.
In April Martin spent a week at an Alpine Club of Canada ski camp at Rogers Pass, British Columbia.
Another picture from the Alpine Club ski camp at Rogers Pass.
Also in April Martin and his friend Brian skiied the Dragon’s Tail Couloir, Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park.
View from our back window after a late-season snowfall, May 2014
In May Martin joined his friends Steve, Bill and Billy to climb Peak 11,300 in Denali Nat’l Park, Alaska. This spacious ledge was one of their campsites.
Another picture from Peak 11,300' in Alaska.
In July Ismo and SImon came to visit the US. Martin spent a few days with them in Crested Butte, CO.
On Bainbridge Island, WA, with Ismo, Simon, Roy Joubert, Fran and Martin, July 2014
Alex (back row, second from left) and her team from Santa Clara Aquamaids celebrating their first place finish at the UANA Synchonized Swimming Championships, Riverside, CA, August 2014
In August Rick and Martin climbed the Grand Teton in Wyoming.
Fran at Forest Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness, CO, September 2014
In September Martin and Rick hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim, mostly in pouring rain. Fran greeted them with mugs of steaming hot chocolate at the North Rim.
Fran and Rick at the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge.
In October Martin joined Simon and Hannah in Belgium for Hannah’s PhD thesis defence at the University of Leuven.
Scary 15th century figurines, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Martin spent a day here on his way back from Belgium.
Chihuly glass sculpture, Denver Botanical Gardens, November 2014
Thanksgiving dinner, November 2014
In December Rick graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff,AZ. L to R: Martin, Rick, Alex, Fran and Rick's girlfriend Abby.
Snowy morning at the Grand Canyon, AZ, December 2014.
At Steamboat ski area, December 2014
Rick and Alex at Steamboat, December 2014
Fran’s niece Nicole, Fran, Alex and Rick at Chautauqua Park, Boulder, CO, Decmeber 2014
Nicole, Rick and Alex, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Decmber 2014
And a Merry Christmas to all!