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5th Annual JTree Tweetup is Coming Up! (Thank Goodness the Parks Re-Opened)

I can hardly believe it, it’s going to be the FIFTH Annual JTree Tweetup this year! While the Government shutdown made me miss out on a 7 day trip in Yosemite, I’m so glad we didn’t have to have anyone cancel plane tickets for the JtreeTweetup! The official dates are November 8-11, 2013 but we […]

National Conservation Lands Also Afffected by Government Shutdown – Red Rocks, etc

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area and other areas like it are also affected by the Government shutdown. Facing the threat of a shutdown, the Bureau of Land Management devised a contingency plan that helps to answer some of these questions.  Generally: Visitor centers and recreational facilities are closed (including campgrounds and bathrooms).  All permitted […]

Government Shutdown – What it Means for Our National Parks – Yosemite, etc

The Government shutdown in regards to our National Parks will take place in 2 phases. Part of phase one includes instructing all day use visitors to leave the park immediately. Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and groundsin order […]

Climbing Pants Review – Outdoor Research Women’s Voodoo Pants

If you’re a climber girl you’ve probably known the pain of finding great climbing pants. I know I have. Sometimes I’d think I’d found the perfect pair only to have them tear or lose their shape. Well, can I tell you how lucky I feel that Outdoor Research sent me the Women’s Voodoo Pants to […]

Joshua Tree Freedom – 9 Days Climbing in the Park

I came back from Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday, March 6th. I didn’t know it was March 6th, in fact I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday until a few days later. This is the kind of freedom going camping and climbing to a place you know well (and having a flexible schedule) can […]

Trip Report – 4th Annual Jtree Tweetup, Joshua Tree National Park

The Fourth Annual Jtree Tweetup, which officially took place from November 9-11, 2012 (though many came early and some stayed later) was a lot of fun as usual. This year it was cold and windy, though thankfully not as windy as the forecasts had originally said it would be (one day had predicted gusts of […]

ClimbTalk Radio – My Guest Appearance

This past Friday I was a guest on KVCU 1190 AM, CLIMBTALK rock climbing radio show which is broadcast from Boulder, CO and hosted by Michael Francis Brooks & Dave McAllister. First off, isn’t it great there’s a climbing talk radio show!?! Secondly, fellow guests included Peter Mortimer of Sender Films and the ReelRock tour, and […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome

Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome [See Part I here] Yosemite National Park. Day 4. “Rest” Day The concept of a rest day during a climbing trip is that you rest your body so that you can continue to climb and so that you don’t injure yourself. Michael, Kelly and I were thinking […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part II – Bad Luck, Good Luck, and Commitment

Part II – Bad Luck, Good Luck and “Commitment” [See Part 1 here]. Yosemite National Park. Day 2 “I have triple A,” I said. “Do you have your card?” K asked me. “It’s in the car,” I said, “But we don’t need it to call, they can look me up on their computer.” Now we […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part I Day 1. – The Nutcrackers

A Trip Report: Yosemite National Park. May 2012 with Flashbacks to April 2011 This was the best Yosemite Valley trip ever. K, Michael and I all agreed when we finally said our goodbyes back home. Seven days in Yosemite are bound to have wonderful moments but even the little mistakes made turned out well, and […]