Whistler, Baby!

Yesterday I returned from a four-day ski vacation in beautiful Whistler, Canada. We had three superb days of skiing, two at Whistler and one at Blackcomb. We hardly encountered any lines the entire time, weather conditions were gorgeous, and snow conditions were fantastic. From six foot cornice jumps to moguls to steep and deep, we…

High Sierra

While I visited the “valley” at Yosemite and the big trees in Sequoia Park, I have never climbed the high Sierra. By working in Palo Alto this summer, I hope to change this. I plan on heading into the mountains on the weekends to explore the range. I’ve been reading up on the opportunities and…

Ten Suggestions for Efficient Workouts

Here are some ways to get more out of your workout the next time you go the gym: 1. Shorten recovery time: In the vast majority of instances, you do not need full recovery between exercises. People have a tendency to “dream” or socialize between sets/exercise. We are all busy people, so if you make…

Top 10 Photogenic North Cascade Peaks

Yesterday’s post was a list of the best summits FROM which to take photos (see post here), today’s list features the mountains that look best IN the photos. Check it out! ALL photographs Copyright Leor Pantilat. Please ask for permission prior to any use, thanks. 1. Mount Shuksan: How could I not include the most…

Top 10 North Cascade Summits for Photos

A list of the my top ten favorite summits in the North Cascades to take amazing photos. Click on the photo for a larger version. All photographs Copyright Leor Pantilat. 1. Luna Peak: Southern and Northern Picket Range 2. Sentinel Peak: South to Chickamin Glacier, Dome Peak, Dana Glacier, and Spire Point 3. Austera Peak:…

10 Eating Habits that Changed

Wow, my food tastes have changed. Like so many children, I had a sugar tooth. I look back at what I ate and drank as a youngster and think, “How totally foolish!” Fortunately, my parents made me eat many of the foods I used to dislike and limited my intake of the crappy foods. I…

10 reasons why nightclubs can suck

Once in awhile clubs are fun – most times they are not. Here are some reasons why they suck on so many occaisons. Inadequate or unsanitary restroom facilities: lines and mess = really lame Crappy music: really kills the energy Expensive cover: I’d rather spend it on climbing or skiing Expensive drinks: there is no…

Top 10 Foods I Eat

I recommend buying all of the following as organic products. That way, you can be sure that chemicals and pesticides are not entering your body. Here is the list of foods I eat regularly, in no particular order: Oatmeal: most often traditional oats, but also steel cut and quick-oats. I add frozen berries or a…

10 ways email can suck

Communication via email has many advantages, but it can suck too, especially in certain contexts. We’ve all had at least one of the following happen: 1. Wordy and long emails. 2. Cryptic emails with too many abbreviations. 3. Spam and unsolicited advertising. 4. Excessive announcements on email lists. 5. A person hits “reply all” to…

10 Law Classroom Annoyances

A list of things I have found annoying in class. I am only minimally annoyed by any one of these and I think they are funny 🙂 1. Somebody asks a question that is so long that neither me nor the person posing the question can remember what the beginning was. 2. I ask a…

Building a Great Exercise Program

I’ve had a number of people ask me about building an exercise program that will work so here are my thoughts, enumerated in five main points: First, get ready to workout. From my experience running Division I NCAA track and cross country, the hardest part of the morning runs we did at 6:30 am was…

10 Great Ab exercises

Some people have great abs with little or no work. I know I don’t have the genetics to get a ripped 6-pack by watching TV. For me, it takes lots of work and dedication. I am happy with where my abs are going, but I am eager to tighten up the pack up even more!…