Our First go at Smith Rock

Getting into Smith Rock late Monday Night, I was happily greeted by Leslie, who had got to camp just a few hours prior. We chatted for a split second while I assembled my items to set up camp (No camping in the RAV this go around, it’s strictly enforced at the Smith Rock Bivvy). She…

The Mountains Called to me…

Traveling though the Grand Teton National Park was something I didn’t really put too much thought in. I knew it was something I wanted to do, with the mind thought of possible future climbing excisions, alpine trekking adventures, learning to ski and even the possibility of moving to this area to reside in after time…

Endless Opportunities to get Outside!

The past week or so I haven’t made time or had much inspiration to write. I’ve been keeping busy making new adventure buddies while reconnecting with family and friends. Running from Eagle to Boulder to Colorado Springs then Denver and back to Boulder and surround areas. Taking on adventures consisting of climbing, mountain biking, enjoying local…

Days in Boulder

The past few days I’ve been traveling around Colorado visiting Colorado Springs and Denver to get my fill of catch up time with different sides of the family. My heart feels full of love and laughter surprising everyone and catching them up in my current state of adventure. I have been making it a point to…

Time In Colorado

Colorado has been a change of pace for the past few days. I first arrived Carbondale making my way over to Bonfire Coffee, some climbers may find this oddly familiar due to it’s promotion through the Enormocast (if you haven’t heard of either, I highly recommend both). Enjoying my coffee and Banana Bread, I sat…

Top Destinations in Joshua Tree

This one is for my good friend Carol who is excited to get after it in one of my favorite places to frolic along the boulders amongst the magnificent Joshua Trees. I spent a good amount of time in Joshua Tree over the past 3 years living in San Diego. Taking upon some of my…

Two Weeks in the Creek

Now, that seems like a long time, but let me tell you…I wish time could be endless in a place like this. The Creek has taught me a great deal about my limits, new technical skills both on and off the rock (from the rock itself or people I encountered along the way), while  showing…

A Work of Art

Waking up to my alarm clock really isn’t my favorite way to greet the morning. Being on the road my internal alarm bings me awake a little before 7 and I will say it’s quite nice not having to hit the snooze button or throw my phone across the room. Today I was okay with…

Back to the Creek

Last week I met Ben and Dodge while climbing at Super Crack Buttress while climbing with Graham. I befriended them setting intentions to reconnect in the following week when I returned to the Creek solo. Yesterday, I arrived in the creek early as the moon set on the west horizon while the sun burst over…

Indian Creek part 1

Time tends to fly by when you aren’t paying attention. The past week in Indian Creek with rest days spent in Moab has been quite special. I am very humbled and excited to go back knowing what I am up against and working to get on some more radical splitters. We climbed on quite a…

Wall Street Climbing

Our first day in Moab, we met up with my good friend Sarah, who I originally befriended on a Study Abroad program called Semester at Sea. Sarah currently lives in Moab with her boyfriends Brad during their offseason as firefighters for the National Forrest Services. After joining up at her house, we headed straight to…

Zion National Park

I picked up my friend Graham from the Las Vegas Airport last Sunday morning with our sights set on Utah. We made our way to Zion National Park to stretch our legs while hiking to Angels Landing. The wind that day was fierce, quite literally taking our breath away as we enjoyed the views of…