Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

  • Zion National Park

    Zion National Park

    My first trip to Zion was back in 2006, shortly after getting my first “real” camera; a Canon Digital Rebel.  I remember that trip well, because it was my first attempt at serious landscape photography.  I had just acquired a tripod and felt ready to shoot in manual mode, which was still a bit confusing.  I didn’t return with anything […]

  • Yosemite High Country

    Yosemite High Country

    It’s been nearly two weeks since we returned from Tuolumne Meadows, and my body is still in the final stages of recovery.  My shoulders are peeling, my joints are stiff, and I’ve got scabs on the backs of my hands.  It could be from the lack of sleep; Jasmine’s maternity leave has come to an […]

  • Joshua Tree: One More Climb

    Joshua Tree: One More Climb

    Finally, a trip outdoors.  It’s been much too long since we’ve been on real rock.  The season began, and it quickly came to an end when Joey sublexed his shoulder on a climb at Holcomb.  And then, just as he was wrapping up PT on his shoulder, he broke his ankle while bouldering at Mesa […]

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  • Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree

    Followers of this blog may recall that our last climbing trip was determined by a coin flip; heads for Holcomb. The alternative, Joshua Tree, would wait a few weeks, which leads me to tonight’s write-up. This trip was designed to be on the mellower side, since we brought the girls along and Joey is still […]

  • Cathedral Peak (SE Buttress)

    Cathedral Peak (SE Buttress)

    For most climbers, a trip to Yosemite is something of a pilgrimage.  It’s the birthplace of rock climbing in North America, after all. The first time I laid eyes on Cathedral Peak was during my 2009 trip along the John Muir Trail.  I remember dropping down from Cathedral Pass, about halfway through a 20 mile […]

  • “28 for 28”

    “28 for 28”

    A few months ago, Joey brought up the idea of climbing 28 routes on his 28th birthday on June 28th.  I am, of course, a fan of ill-advised physical challenges like this.  Followers of this blog may remember the Banff Burger Dash (run 400 meters, eat 5 hamburgers, run 400 meters) and the “no-train” marathon […]

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  • La Fonda, Mexico

    La Fonda, Mexico

    We finally made it back to La Fonda.  No recent news of beheadings or rapes, and Steve gave us the go ahead.  Finally. This is Chicama, Peru.  Why am I posting this picture here?  Well, on a good day, La Fonda reminds me of Chicama.  It’s cold and dry, the water is polluted, but there […]

  • Holcomb Valley

    Holcomb Valley

    Spring is finally here.  Flowers are blooming, Jasmine’s allergies are raging, and it’s Holcomb Valley climbing season.  Unfortunately, Zane appears to suffer from the same histamine response as his mom.  I spent the morning playing in the weeds with the little guy, and the rest of the day wiping snot from his nose. The last […]

  • Joshua Tree & Mt. Woodson

    Joshua Tree & Mt. Woodson

    You might be wondering why I chose a picture of myself surfing as the featured image for this post.  Well, I just noticed that the Wilderness Innovations homepage is becoming too climbing-centric and I felt the need to restore some balance to the WI universe.  Plus, I think this is a cool shot (it’s a […]

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