8:08 pm - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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#Roadtrippin #wyoming

#Roadtrippin #wyoming

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3:58 am - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon (captured on my iPhone via telescope)

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2:50 am - Sun, Apr 13, 2014
It was a beautiful, warm spring day, so we headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon for some trad climbing…. Unfortunately, so did everyone else. Every climb had at least one party on it, if not more, and some of the classics had a line. Instead of waiting for Schoolroom (3 parties on the route and 2 more waiting!), we scrambled around the corner and jumped on Hatchet Crack. Here’s a shot of J leading 80m of layback crack adventure.

It was a beautiful, warm spring day, so we headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon for some trad climbing…. Unfortunately, so did everyone else. Every climb had at least one party on it, if not more, and some of the classics had a line. Instead of waiting for Schoolroom (3 parties on the route and 2 more waiting!), we scrambled around the corner and jumped on Hatchet Crack. Here’s a shot of J leading 80m of layback crack adventure.

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8:39 pm - Sat, Apr 12, 2014
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Flip flops were probably a bad idea. Barefoot scrambling on the approach.
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.

Flip flops were probably a bad idea. Barefoot scrambling on the approach.

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.

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2:54 am - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Obligatory cute dog photo. Smoke and his main man, Grumpy Monkey.

Obligatory cute dog photo. Smoke and his main man, Grumpy Monkey.

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3:31 pm - Sat, Apr 5, 2014
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A break in the clouds

A break in the clouds

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1:58 pm
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Route finding

Route finding

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8:51 pm - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
Approach to Olive Oil on Rose Tower

Juniper Canyon
Red Rocks Canyon

Approach to Olive Oil on Rose Tower

Juniper Canyon
Red Rocks Canyon

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8:36 pm
Cactus patch. #checkyoself

Cactus patch. #checkyoself

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8:26 pm
Early bloomer. #desertflower

Early bloomer. #desertflower

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8:21 pm
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Korean BBQ time, y’all.

Korean BBQ time, y’all.

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12:53 pm
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That was a fun warm up. Top of Chips & Salsa. Red Rocks Canyon, Nevada.

That was a fun warm up. Top of Chips & Salsa. Red Rocks Canyon, Nevada.

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7:04 pm - Thu, Apr 3, 2014
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We actually SAW a wild #burro. Don’t worry, we didn’t feed it.

We actually SAW a wild #burro. Don’t worry, we didn’t feed it.

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6:58 pm
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Don’t feed the #burros. #redrocks (at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area)

Don’t feed the #burros. #redrocks (at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area)

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12:58 pm
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We arrived in Red Rocks immediately after an afternoon of thunderstorms.

As we cruised down W Charleston, we rolled down the windows and inhaled the joy-inducing smell of spring rain in desert - green and new and alive. No matter that Vegas is essentially one giant stripmall; we were heading to Red Rocks.

The Red Rocks Campground was full except for the walk-in tent sites, so we snagged one and settled in for a night of ignoring That Guy Who Brought His Guitar (please, don’t be That Guy). Early this morning, I went on a recon trip with the dog as a prop and scored a prime pavilion spot. The fire pit tonight is going to be a sweet reward.

And so begins our first climbing trip of 2014.

We arrived in Red Rocks immediately after an afternoon of thunderstorms.

As we cruised down W Charleston, we rolled down the windows and inhaled the joy-inducing smell of spring rain in desert - green and new and alive. No matter that Vegas is essentially one giant stripmall; we were heading to Red Rocks.

The Red Rocks Campground was full except for the walk-in tent sites, so we snagged one and settled in for a night of ignoring That Guy Who Brought His Guitar (please, don’t be That Guy). Early this morning, I went on a recon trip with the dog as a prop and scored a prime pavilion spot. The fire pit tonight is going to be a sweet reward.

And so begins our first climbing trip of 2014.

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