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Malibu Creek With Climbing Legend Peter Croft

Saturday night I had the pleasure to watch a slideshow and talk given by Peter Croft for the annual  Ventura County Search and Rescue All-Team Training Event.  (Kelly and I  were guests, Kelly is a former SAR member).  The presentation was powerful, with amazing photos of the High Sierra adventures Croft has focused much of […]

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 […]

Guest Post: Little Mustang

While riding all alone across the high plains yesterday, me and my horse found this abandoned, starving and thirsty, wild-horse foal in the desert… (he must have fallen asleep when his herd left – by the state he was in, I was guessing 1-2 days ago). I decided to attempt to deliver him back to […]

Outdoor Research Insight Lab – I’m in!

A representative for Outdoor Research, makers of outdoor gear since as long as I can remember [they officially started in 1981] recently contacted me via Twitter asking me for my email. I gave it to him and it turns out I was chosen to be part of the inaugural Outdoor Research Insight Lab team! This […]

A Climber Learns to Ski – Weekend 2 with a First for Me During Snow Summit’s 60th Anniversary

A Climber Learns to Ski – Weekend 2 with a First for Me During Snow Summit’s 60th Anniversary I got longer skis this time. Just a tiny bit longer, they were still shorter than me though. For some reason I felt more advanced this time. That’s right, it was my big ol’ ego saying, “I’m […]

Rockgrrl.com 10 Year Anniversary – Chaco Boots Give Away!

It’s been 10 years since Rockgrrl.com first launched and one of the highlights of this time period for me has been joining the Chaco Ambassador team. Well, I was thinking what better way to celebrate Rockgrrl.com’s 10 Year Anniversary than to give away something new! I love my pairs of Chaco sandals and flip flops, but […]

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 […]

How to Get Started in Rock Climbing – Rockgrrl.com 10 Year Anniversary Series Post

I recently realized that not only is Rockgrrl.com 10 years old this year, but I started climbing over 20 years ago! It made me think back on when and how I started and how it might have changed since then. I started asking climbers how they got started. “A friend asked me to go bouldering […]