Sunday, September 7, 2008
On a whim, I decided to ride in the annual Rendez-vous mountain hill climb. It is a mountain bike race that consists of a climb from the base of the mountain in Teton Village up to the top of the gondola; about a 3,000 foot elevation gain. It kicked my butt but was fun all the same. Don't look for me in next years race, I think once was enough.
It is hard to call this an "update" since it is a month old but we recently graduated 16 students from the Teton Science Schools graduate program. They were the second full class for which I was the Director of Research. As usual, it was a bitter sweet event as the students moved on but I also had to say goodbye to my good friend Kevin Haspela.