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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whale Watching Magic

Last Sunday I went whale watching for the second time in my life, I used a Groupon deal and invited an old roommate of mine out for a bit of adventure. My excuse to get her to come out this way was it was for her birthday (though her birthday was in November). We set […]

Gourmet Backpacking Trip – High Sierra Trip Report

It all started when I got an email from my friend Su: Hey Eileen, If you’re free on August 13-14 and can cook a gourmet meal in the wilderness, you might want to apply for a spot in this trip I’m going to with the Sierra Club… My mind started spinning as she described dishes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Desert Climbing Road Trip – Part 2 – Indian Creek

Moab, Utah – Day 5 of our Desert Climbing Road Trip We had been given a detailed Google Map showing a scenic route from Zion to Indian Creek but decided to take the more direct route of using the 70 most of the way to Moab. It turns out this way was more scenic than […]