Hey folks, it's been a week or more since I posted anything so here's the update. Mom and Dave dropped in last weekend for a quick visit and I couldn't have been happier to have family around again. After a hike and a tour of my new town they left for the Tetons. They took a few photos so go bug 'em to see, they would love to show them I'm sure. Thanks to everyone for all the dishes and utensils, they have been heavily used already!
WARNING: CLIMBING GIBBERISH AHEAD
Last week, after four days of effort, heading up to Sinks Canyon after and sometimes before work, I sent Blue Moon 5.12a. Almost double the height (70ft.) of the last 5.12 I sent (40ft.), and with a good deal of time and energy invested, this is the proudest route I've ever climbed. Since then I have begun working on two new projects, one at Wild Iris and the other at Sinks Canyon; both are kicking my butt! Hopefully since I've been breaking my camera out more lately I will have some visuals to share soon.
This past weekend I was encouraged to spend some time in the Wind River Mt. range since they will soon be closed off with ludicrous amounts of snow. After work Saturday I drove two hours to the trail head and spent the night in the back of my truck. To my surprise I woke to the sight of frost covering my entire camper...it was 25degrees F. I got on the trail and soon warmed right up with the sun, changing from pants and a wool shirt to shorts and no shirt...mountain weather is weired. The approach hike was a pleasantly flat 6 miles with another 2 up jackass pass for the view of a life time:
All in all the hike was 16 miles witch made for a very happy return to the parking lot where a bottle of ibuprofen was waiting on my dash.
The adventures haven't stopped multiplying since I stepped out the door back home in TN and I can't wait to see where they will take me. I love you all and can't wait to see you in December. Have fun and don't take yourselves too seriously!