Friday, December 31, 2010


Romy 12.31.2010

Later today we skied by an old barn near to the guard station. I think some wolves sleep in there at night.


Jenn 12.31.2010

Skiing back to the cabin after a 4 to 6 miles ski trip along Stump Creek Rd, which was completely covered in deep snow. The cabin is along the Lander's Cut-off on the Oregon Trail.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.30.2010

Today we snowshoed back to the car (we had to ski or snowshoe about 1 mile to the cabin) to go into town (Auburn, WY) and send some postcards. We also stopped to get some candles because the propane lights in the cabin weren't working right. The picture is taken on our way back to the cabin by the willows in Stump Creek.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Romy 12.29.2010

Pouring some wine to have after dinner inside the Stump Creek Guard Station.


Jenn 12.29.2010

I am shoveling a path from the cabin front door to the gate. I also had to shovel a path from the cabin's back door to the out house! We are staying the next three nights at the Stump Creek Guard Station.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Romy 12.28.2010

Snowshoeing around Polecat Creek on our attempt at finding some back country natural hot springs north of Jackson Lake in the Grand Tetons National Park. We found them, but ended up on the wrong side of a river! Damn!


Jenn 12.28.2010

Me looking upset after we were so close to the hot springs (about 3 miles south of the Yellowstone National Park border) but couldn't get to them because we took the wrong trail and ended up on the other side of a river that we didn't feel safe to ford! Thwarted, but we will return in the future!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010


Jenn 12.27.2010

My turn to pull the ski pulk for the rest of the way back to the visitor's center! Its not actually that heavy until you start going uphill!


Romy 12.27.2010

Pulling the pulk on our way back to the visitor's center after camping overnight in Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Romy 12.26.2010

Skiing to our camping site by the ice caves in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. We took out our ski pulk that we made ourselves just a few days ago. It works!


Jenn 12.26.2010

We are headed out to do our first snow camping experience on skis. One of my dreams was to XC ski in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, and here we are!!!! They had a ton of snow covering the lava fields!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.25.2010

Merry Christmas! Making camp in a field covered by snow just north of Wells, Nevada on some BLM land! We needed somewhere to camp and this place was just off the road (Hwy 93) and flat and clear of vegetation. It snowed overnight and was pretty windy!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Romy 12.23.2010

Showing off how the ski pulk attaches to my hip belt. I will be carrying all of our winter camping gear on the ski pulk instead of in a hiking backpack, to reduce weight on the skis.


Jenn 12.23.2010

Tapping out threads at the end of one of the poles for the ski pulk we are making for our trip to Wyoming.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Today I am posting a video instead of a picture! This is a funny video clip of me falling down (in slo-mo) on my back country XC skis when I hit a bunch of ruts dug into the snow by snowmobiles. We found a hill near Spooner summit in Nevada in the National Forest.


Romy 12.22.2010

Testing out our back country XC skis on some fresh powder near Spooner Summit in Nevada. My skis need wax!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Romy 12.21.2010

Skiing after the Tahoe area got a big snow storm! There was so much snow!


Jenn 12.21.2010

Today we went XC skiing at TahoeXC, near Tahoe City, CA. I'm sipping on some hot cocoa at the warming hut.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.19.2010

This is us on Treasure Island. Weird place, kind of half abandoned yet with people living on it. It was cool to see the bay bridge from a different perspective.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Romy 12.18.2010

Today we saw TRON in the Emeryville movie theater in Imax and 3D. It was awesome!


Jenn 12.18.2010

Here we are sitting in the movie theater about to see TRON the new movie in 3D! We have the 3D glasses on. The 3D was soooooooo cool! It was better than real life 3D. Everything popped out at you!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Romy 12.17.2010

The power went out this evening (don't know why, although it was kind of windy outside) so we busted out the candles so we could have light!


Jenn 12.17.2010

One of the only things that made me really smile today was getting to ride on the big green coach bus across the bay to San Francisco for the last day of the AGU conference. I've been pretty bummed out all week because of this cold. But then at the end of the conference, I was pretty happy because some people referred to my research at the methane hydrates session the day after I presented! It felt awesome!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Romy 12.16.2010

Getting some juice from the fridge. We are both sick with colds, so we need vitamin C.


Jenn 12.16.2010

Today I gave my talk at AGU and I thought Romy would take a picture, but he didn't, because he said he was nervous for me and totally forgot! Oh well, he took a picture of me sneezing at home because I am really sick now with a bad cold. I had to take some medicine today so that I wouldn't sneeze or cough while I was behind the podium!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Romy 12.15.2010

Under the dome light.


Jenn 12.15.2010

Today I got to ride a transbay (O line) bendy-bus to San Francisco! The kind that is like two buses put together and in the middle it pivots. It was so funny to sit inside the bus and watch it bend! It was soooooo long!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Romy 12.14.2010

Excited about the festive Christmas lights we put up inside!


Jenn 12.14.2010

Standing on the staircase, so you can see all the people at the conference! This is only one of the floors (its on 3 floors in 2 buildings). Its huge! I am getting nervous. I give my talk on Thursday!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Jenn 12.13.2010

First day of the annual AGU Fall Conference in downtown San Francisco! I missed most of the day today because we had our final exam, but the conference is one week long.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.12.2010

Studying hard for the CE200A environmental fluid mechanics final exam that we have tomorrow.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Jenn 12.11.2010

Performing a skit about being a first year graduate student during the EPS holiday party at Berkeley. I'm the one in the yellow sweater with the rock hammer!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Jenn 12.10.2010

Standing in the foyer of the Space Science Lab where we catch the bus every morning. I am next to some kind of solar array that was designed to be launched into space.


Romy 12.10.2010

Romy is getting sick from a cold or something, so he looks grumpy.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Romy 12.9.2010

Romy on the bus, going to school. We thought that we might have a nice break this week, since there are no classes, but we've been busier than ever at school!


Jenn 12.9.2010

Me sitting at the back of the bus (my usual seat because its warm sitting right over the engine).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.8.2010

This picture is really dark. We are posing with our light-up snowman that my mom got us when she came to visit for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Jenn 12.7.2010

Lots of pictures of us sleeping! That's because this week is turning out to be very busy (the week before final exams).


Romy 12.7.2010

Romy is working on getting data for his master's report, using Fluent.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Romy 12.6.2010

Going to sleep! Good night.


Jenn 12.6.2010

Eating a chocolate from the Christmas calendar that my mom got me when she came a visited for Thanksgiving.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 12.5.2010

Having sushi at a sushi buffet in Sacramento.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Jenn 12.4.2010

Little did we know that the wine we were about to drink with Blake and Shelby went sour in the bottle after aging for 10 years! Bummer!


Romy 12.4.2010

This weekend we went to Blake and Shelby's in Sacramento to help Blake take his engine out of his vanagon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 12.3.2010

Drinking beer at the Pyramid Brewery at the M.E. holiday party.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Romy 12.2.2010

Going home after a long day at school, on the bus.


Alcatraz 020

Behind bars in one of the solitary confinement cells on Alcatraz!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Jenn 12.1.2010

Posing with the pooping tiger. Today it has a stick of leaves!


Romy 12.1.2010

Voting "NO" against the union's tentative agreement for our contract with the university.