I started off my bike trip by going the wrong way through a Starbucks drive thru. Matt dropped me off just south of Astoria, Oregon, and befuddled with goodbyes and beginnings, I found myself turning down the one-way road and skirting by the large truck that was advancing through the tight space. The poor, surprised … More Flying by the [padded] seat of my pants
One of my first ever alpine rock climbs was in the Enchantments, an area of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. I was 20 years old, the climb was the West Ridge of Prusik Peak. My sister Steph and I climbed on one rope, my mom and dad on another. We had won the Enchantments … More Enchanted
This is the sound of my brain while cruxing: Fear: I can’t do that. Reason: Of course you can, that’d be no sweat on top rope! Fear: But…what if I fall? Reason: What if you fall? Your gear is good. The fall is clean. Your rope and harness are strong. Fear: No. I don’t want to … More Well…here goes something, I guess
Back to the blogging world…we’ll see how long it sticks this time. 🙂 I have really enjoyed reading other climbers’ blogs recently, and it’s definitely helped increase my psyche for climbing and life. So, in an effort to add even more stoke to the fire, I thought I might put some of my recent thoughts out … More Sometimes lemonade can be so sweet
I will try not to leave unaccompanied by my camera anymore. The last few weeks have been full, and I have very little proof. I got a chance to share my new home for the night with my mom, while my dad stayed in touch via text and sent us a picture of the home … More the random makings of the beginning of a summer
First things first. I never thought I’d have a blog; this might not be a successful endeavor. However, enough people have expressed an interest in my summer travels and encouraged me to have a platform to share pictures/stories/etc., that I feel like I should give it a shot. This is for you guys – thanks … More and so it begins…
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