2010
DateTitle
06/27Enchantments 2010
Hiking from Snow Lake through the Enchantments and over Aasgard Pass to Colchuk Lake.
05/23Southwestern Turkey: Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and Ephesus
Exploring southwestern Turkey: the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, the ruins of the Roman cities Hierapolis and Ephesus, and Selcuk.
05/17Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Three days in Fethiye followed by a four-day boat cruise along the Turquoise Coast and two days in Olympos.
05/12Cappadocia, Turkey
Five days in Goereme, Cappadocia: open air museum, underground city, bicycling, hiking, canyoneering, and sightseeing.
05/07Istanbul
Five days in Istanbul seeing the sights: the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Istiklal Street, Basilica Cistern, and the Bosphorus River.
02/20Mt. St. Helens Climb & Descent
Climbing Mt. St. Helens with Aimee, Hoenig, and Montalto.
2009
DateTitle
09/13Europe 2009
Two and a half weeks in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Frankfurt, Reine Valley, Baden-Baden, Freiberg, Bernese Alps, Lucerne, Munich, Saltzburg, and Vienna.
2008
DateTitle
12/22Skiing down the street to my condo
Skiing down one of the steepest hills in my neighborhood after the heaviest snowfall Portland has seen in decades.
12/21Portland Snow Pictures
Cross country skiing, sledding, and downhill skiing in Portland during the December 2008 snow storm. Also some photos from my first alpine touring trip at White River Canyon, Mt. Hood.
05/04Arizona - Sedona & Grand Canyon
Week-long trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
02/09Mt. Hood Climb & Snowboard
Attempt to hike up above the Palmer snow field on Mt. Hood and snowboard down.
2007
DateTitle
11/20Costa Rica
Two weeks in Costa Rica: San Jose, Osa Peninsula (Bahia Drake), Monteverde, Fortuna, and Montezuma.
09/30Amsterdam
One-week trip to Amsterdam and Haarlem, the Netherlands.
09/14Smith Rock
Long weekend climbing trip to Smith Rock.
09/02Ben & Annie's Wedding
Ben and Annie's wedding at the Washington Park rose gardens.
07/04Bend July 2007
Fourth of July long weekend in Bend. Hiking, road biking, floating on the river, and relaxing.
03/14Berlin
A day-trip of sightseeing in Berlin, Germany.
02/18Belgium: Brussels and Bruges
Sightseeing in Brussels and Bruges, Belgium.
01/19Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Snow sports vacation with Aimee, Jeff, and Margaret.
2006
DateTitle
11/20New York (Tom & Natalie's Wedding)
Trip to Manhattan and Hunter, NY, to visit Aimee's brother and attend our friends' wedding.
08/15Pacific Coast Bike Trip
Two week bicycle trip from Portland to San Francisco.
07/25Taipei July 2006
Sightseeing around Taipei in July 2006.
05/28Maui 2006
9-day vacation in Hawaii
05/22WinHEC 2006
WinHEC 2006 conference in Seattle.
03/10Germany 2006
Miscellaneous sightseeing in Germany while I was there on business in March 2006.
2005
DateTitle
11/05Thailand 2005
Aimee's and my 2-week vacation in Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket, Phi Phi, Railey, Aruthaya, and Lopburi.
10/20Hong Kong
Pictures from my trip to Hong Kong with Jeff and Cagney in October 2005.
10/08Moscow
Business trip to Moscow with Jeff, Traci, and Karen in October 2005.
09/04Camp Lake Hike
Hiking and camping in Central Oregon.
2004
DateTitle
12/31December 2004 Candids
Random pictures from December 2004.
12/03Oregon Food Bank
My group at work volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank for our winter quarterly activity.
10/24Italy
Two weeks in Italy: Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinqueterre, Sienna, Sorrento, and Pompeii.
09/26Big Island, Hawaii
Aimee and I spent a week vacationing on the Big Island in Hawaii.
08/08Bridge Pedal 2004
This year's Bridge Pedal crossed most of the popular bridges in Portland, except for the Broadway and St. John's bridges, which were closed for repair.
06/25Santa Cruz Surfing
Surfing trip to Santa Cruz with Ben, Annie, Tom, Linden, EBen, and Annie.
06/13Jill's First Day
Our new cat Jill.
05/31Dog Mountain with Aimee and Beeman
We climbed Dog Mountain on an overcast and windy Memorial Day.
02/15Head Shaving
Pictures from shaving my head.
2003
DateTitle
11/01Halloween 2003
Annual "Greg & Preston" Halloween Party series, hosted this year in Banks, Oregon by Mike and Sue Bair.
09/28RAAM - After the Ride
Pictures from the final days of my ride across America.
09/20RAAM - Pennsylvania, New York
Pictures from days 36-42 of my ride across America.
09/12RAAM - Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
Pictures from days 27-35 of my ride across America.
09/02RAAM - Nebraska, Iowa
Pictures from days 18-26 of my ride across America.
08/27RAAM - Wyoming
Pictures from days 12-17 of my ride across America.
08/22RAAM - Idaho
Pictures from days 7-11 of my ride across America.
08/17RAAM - Oregon
Pictures from days 1-6 of my ride across America.
07/13Blueberry Picking
Blueberry picking near Canby with Aimee, Julie, and Dave.
07/04Bend Bicycle Touring
Aimee, Larry, and I spent the weekend (July 4-6) bicycle touring in the Bend area. Aimee and I wanted to do a dry run for our pending bike across America this summer, and Larry was just up for an adventure.
07/04Larry's Pictures from Bend
Larry's pictures from the Bend Bicycle Touring trip.
06/21Mt. Shasta 1-day Summit
Hoenig and I went from Portland to the top of Mt. Shasta and back again in less than 24 hours. Zack drove up from the Bay Area and met us at the trailhead.
06/21Shasta 1-day Climb
05/09San Francisco/Eric & Tracy's Wedding
Aimee and I flew down for a fun weekend in San Francisco. In addition to Eric and Tracy's wedding, we explored all over the city, went to Alcatraz, and rode bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County.
2002
DateTitle
11/21Japan: Hiroshima
This city certainly needs no introduction. What may surprise you is Hiroshima's recovery into a delightful port city. We spent two days here, including a half-day trip to the island of Miyajima (rated as one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan).
11/20Japan: Nara
Nara (a popular day trip from Kyoto) is packed with parks and temples, and has tame deer that eat out of your hand and have unfettered access to all parts of the city.
11/17Japan: Kyoto
The former capital of Japan, Kyoto was spared from bombing during World War II and thus is a treasure trove of Japanese history and culture. Aimee and I spent three days here.
11/16Japan: Takayama
Takayama is a small Japanese town located about 2 hours by slow train from Nagoya. Because of its remoteness and the high cost of travel in Japan, not many gaijin make it out this way - many people seemed surprised to see Westerners here.
11/15Japan: Hakone
Renowned for great views of Mt. Fuji and sulphurous hot springs, Hakone is a small mountain city located about 60km from Tokyo. Aimee and I spent two days here.
10/26Halloween Party 2002 - Bair House
Annual "Greg & Preston" Halloween Party, hosted by Mike & Sue Bair in Banks, Oregon.
07/30Isshinryu Green Belt Promotion
Pictures from my green belt promotion.
07/282002 Facial Hair Variations
What I look like with a beard, goatee, mustache, and soul patch.
06/30Banff Roadtrip
Aimee and I took an epic seven-day road trip through British Columbia and Alberta in early summer.
05/25Smith Rock Memorial Day Trip
Rock climbing with Aimee, Tim, Steph, and Zack.
03/30Mt. St. Helens - Worm Flow Route - Climb and Snowboard
Aimee, Brian, Zack, and I climbed Mt. St. Helens during the last free, unregulated weekend of the season. We had a phenomenal trip, including an epic 5000-foot snowboard descent.
02/16Leavenworth Waterfall-Ice Climbing
My first time ever waterfall-ice climbing with Mark in Leavenworth, Washington.
2001
DateTitle
10/24Redwoods Roadtrip
Seven-day road trip with Aimee from Portland to Smith Rock, the Oregon Caves, California Redwoods, Oregon Dunes, and Pacific Coast Highway.
09/09Mt. Washington Climb
Summit of Mt. Washington in Central Oregon with Aimee, Brian, and Zack.
09/08Three Fingered Jack Climb
My climb up Three Fingered Jack in Central Oregon with Brian and Tim.
09/01City of Rocks 2001
Rock climbing trip to City of Rocks, Idaho.
1999
DateTitle
11/06Mt. Hood Climb
First climb up Mt. Hood.
09/03Mt. Olympus Climb
On Labor Day weekend (September 3-6, 1999), we attempted to summit Mt. Olympus in the Olympic National Park (located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state).
06/18Mt. Shasta Avalanche Gulch Climb
On June 18-19, 1999, I climbed Mt. Shasta, which towers 14,162 feet above the Oregon/California border and is the third-highest peak in the lower 48 states.
05/28Mt. St. Helens Monitor Ridge Climb
On May 28-29, 1999, my roommate Brian and I summitted the Mt. St. Helens volcano via the Monitor Ridge route with the Mazamas mountaineering club (based in Portland).
01/03Neakahnie Mountain Hike
Coastal hike up Neakahnie Mountain with Andrew Liu.
1998
DateTitle
10/17Nesmith Point
Hike in the Golumbia River Gorge.
09/05Enchanted Valley, Olympic National Park
One of my first overnight backpacking trips.
08/04Yellowstone Roadtrip
Road trip through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana with Mark Crady.
06/01South Sister
On June 1-2, 1998, I went on my first volcano mountaineering trip with my friend Sandy Archer.