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…

Family is Forever

Starting off the trip with a family visit was refreshing. I was able to catch up on missed time with the Grandparents and Uncle Rick, eating home cooked meals, hanging out at home, and visiting the Bellagio to enjoy the gardens and people watch, exchanging laughs as I was carded 4 different times by the staff…

Follow Karen…I mean the Carins…

A highlight of mine when I’m trying to find a path, descending off a climb, or just hiking around, is when I find a Carin. Carin’s are a pile of rocks that someone stacks to create a type of marker for others to reference when on a trail. Karen happens to be my mothers name….

When Plans Don’t go as Planned…

As we were making our way out of the park last night, laughing at how Carol’s flight was about to leave in 10 minutes, we smiled back knowing that this day is something that we will forever remember, even if we did have a mini epic of a day. The adventure doesn’t start till something…

Calico Basin

First day in Red Rock is off to a great start! With clear weather, great temperatures, and fun unfamiliar rock, Yes. The day started off up at Riding Hood Wall after making friends with a guy named Redg from the Philippines, visiting on business. We welcomed him to the group to join up on the approach…

Vegas Bound

The past 24 hours feel some what frantic, checking off my to do list, making sure the car can actually hold all the necessary items while still having room to live, and actually getting in the car and leaving. With San Diego in my review, (I only had to circle back home once to grab…

Local Training Grounds: Woodson

  This weekend I had the pleasure of joining the community of The American Alpine Club and Mesa Rim for a clean up of our local San Diego crag, Mount Woodson. There was a great turn out and upon walking down the hill at the end of the day, it was quite refreshing to see what a difference…