Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hiking White Mountain

White Mountain is the easiest california hike over 14 thousand feet. We wanted to get another long hike in before the season was over, and four of us managed to hike the 15 mile route in less than 7 hours. I found the trip to be quite picturesque

First we made our obligatory trip to Cinder Falls. what really excited me this time was that I saw that some of the routes were bolted.

More Photos after the jump

Monday, October 17, 2016

Multipitch climbing in Taquitz: Angels Fright (5.5)

This trip to taquitz will be one of the most memorable trips of my life. I had never been to taquitz before and I didn't have very much experience trad leading as well, let along during a multipitch route. I was terrified. It is rare that I can push myself to the absolute extreme of what I am comfortable with, pushing to the point of failure. I was so scared thatI bailed in the middle of the route. It was embarrassing. I am so thankful for this experience. I got passed it. I climbed even though I was terrified. I was afraid of death and I lived. It was educational. I have been a much bolder climber since this trip and my strength has improved 3 fold. I am learning just how hard to push myself, and its a lot.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hiking the Kearsarge Pass Part 2

Part 2 of Kearsarge Pass trip. A photo gallery will appear after the jump

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hiking the Kearsarge Pass Part 1

I took so many photos during my trip to the Kearsarge pass that I decided to split this trip into two posts. It is so beautiful out there. This trip actually was not so difficult for me to hike, and I can't wait to build on my back country experience.

Photo gallery after the jump:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Outside Comic Con 2016

I sort of went to comic con again this year. I saw some awesome costumes on children, dogs, and full grown adult men. Quite a success, and well worth the trolley pass. 

I even ran into a few friends who were doing kind of the same thing. 

Photos after the jump

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mount Woodsen: Tower 2

My peeps and I have been going to mount wooden on sunday evenings lately. It has been amazing. The sun setting is a parameterizing event, and we know we only have 3 hours to get the climbs in. Toady we went to Tower Two in Mount Woodsen and climbed both the off width (5.8) and the thin face (5.10a) next to it. I felt so strong today. I don't think anything else in life makes me happier.

A few photos to follow.

Cruisin' Grand in Downtown Escondido

Escondido nightlife at its finest. Photos of the lovely cruising grand after the jump