Alaska has seduced me.

Alaska seems like a completely different life. Things are different here in the best ways possible. Do you ever have those days where the morning was so different than what is going on in this moment, even though it’s just a later time you have the sense that it has been a completely different day….

PNW for the Win!

For how long I have been in Washington, I really didn’t have anything planned out. I connected with my friend Sara who invited me to tag along on some of her adventures for a few days. With Smith Rock in the review, I bid a dew to the crew and made my way North. It’s been…

The Mental Game

Spending the better part of a week at Smith Rock allowed for us to get a good feel of what this place has to offer. We climbed a decent amount of the classic lines, even getting on Wherever I May Roam, a 5 pitch 5.9 sport route, with the whole crew (Leslie, Joseph, Kirby and…

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…

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…

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…