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Indian Creek Climbing Road Trip March, April 2013

I couldn’t believe it, I was going back to Indian Creek. After my first trip there in 2010, I had said I wanted to go back right away. It took me three years, but it was happening! The first step is to fly to Sacramento, California. Not exactly the direct route, but it’s my ticket […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joshua Tree April Trip – Allergies and Heat? Move Like a Turtle, Eat Like a Winger

“I think I took the non-Non Drowsy allergy pills,” I said as my husband and I walked along looking for Future Games Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. The fact that I used a double negative should have alerted me at the time that my guess was correct. However, it wasn’t until I nearly fell […]

Joshua Tree Climbing Trip Report April 1-6 – Multi-Pitch, Gordon Party, More

Multi-Pitch Trad in Joshua Tree – April 4th, 2011 “I can do this,” I said out loud. There was no one who could hear me. Perhaps the two flies buzzing around me heard, but if they did, their only reaction was to buzz me again. I idly swatted at them, while simultaneously thinking that I […]

Trip Report – 2nd Annual Jtree Tweetup, Joshua Tree National Park

Last year I helped organize something I optimistically called the 1st Annual Jtree Tweetup. Climbers from all over the US and Canada came, we had a great time and I’d call it a success. But to really make it earn its name we had to have a 2nd Annual Jtree Tweetup right? Right. The plan […]

Joshua Tree Through New Eyes

Joshua Tree Fall season has started off with a bang for me. I went out this past weekend, Thursday night through Sunday and had a blast. Why do you say? Was it because I did my hardest red point ever? Was it because I crushed it non stop 3 days in a row? Nope, it […]

Unusual Circumstances – Tuolumne Trip 2010 Part 2

Whenever someone says it’s always sunny in California, I realize that they’ve never been to its mountains (or lived here). I’ll admit though that it’s not a bad generality to make, I can usually count on climbing outdoors on any given weekend. This Tuolumne climbing trip was one of the few that we changed route […]

Alpine Climbing – Tuolumne Trip 2010 Part 1

Day 1 – Hobbit Book “We’re at about 3,093 meters,” Jeremy said. The numbers didn’t really register, we were on top of Mariuolumne Dome having just finished the multipitch climb, Hobbit Book (5.7R). Jeremy added, “that’s over 10,000 feet, the highest I’ve ever done actual rockclimbing”. This was coming from a guy who was not […]

Desert Climbing Road Trip – Part 1 – Red Rocks and Zion

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area “It’s snowing,” a woman to my right called out. I smiled, thinking, “Aha! There’s another climber who showers folks with a light dusting of chalk!” Then I saw the white flakes floating from the sky. They melted a moment later on my face and hands. What!?! We were in […]