Posts tagged "Climbing"

Things I’ve learned – Don’t be a Turkey

I’ll admit it, I have a few horribly embarrassing fears when it comes to being outdoors (and not just limited to the great wide open either). Truth time: I have a huge fear that while checking my IG and FB while *ahem* ‘resting’ in the rest room, that my phone will become possessed and take a picture of my ‘business’ and blast it across the world wide web in some...

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Getting Started – Climbing

My start So this was a slow roller for me. It really took me awhile to get into it, almost 2 years. But let me tell you, once you cross a certain threshold, climbing will get it's hooks in you and never let go. It's truly a gateway drug as now I'm contemplating glacier and alpine climbing classes....as if I need another recreational hobby to buy gear for.... Anywho, the...

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Trippin’ – Canyoneering Zion & Escalante – Part  I

In January of 2013, a few of my friends kept talking about doing a second trip to Zion later that summer for some more canyoneering. The way they described their first trip and the stories that were told of rappelling down 100ft waterfalls, wading through the Narrows, and weaving their way through challenging slot canyons piqued my interest. At this point I had only been climbing casually here and there for about a year and...

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Camp mission – Harts Pass & Mazama

The ritual in the summer is pretty much every Thursday, someone checks the upcoming weekend weather on NOAA and wherever it's the driest and warmest is where we go. As this was the summer that we were getting ready for our big canyoneering trip to Zion, we also wanted to get some climbing in. Mazama was looking to be the place to be for just that. We drove to Marblemount...

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