I went back to Indian Creek this past May after a year and a half of first going. I think I climbed three routes total, completely flailing on at least one of them. This was also climbing on top rope. My dirtbag buddy, Neil was there to put up the routes and I was there … More Return to Indian Creek: It’s Just as Hard as Last Time!
Another trail dispatch this week! I’ll make it quick because this trail was rather straight forward. The Grand Staircase National Monument has two general bio spheres. There is the low, hot canyon lands and the high, chilly mountain gulches. The area surrounding Hole-in-the-Rock Road is mostly hot, dry canyon lands, whereas the area surrounding Hell’s … More Return to Escalante 2: Box Canyon
Ironically, while I was in Central America, all I could think about was the desert. Costa Rica and Nicaragua were amazing and lush and green and teeming with life, but I think that I am really a high desert/mountain person at heart. At least right now. Who knows in the future how I will feel, … More Return to Escalante: Fence Canyon
It was Creeksgiving as they call it in the climbing world, or the time when many-a-climber makes the journey to Indian Creek, that grand valley between highway 191 and Canyonlands to climb their faces off during Thanksgiving. For this reason, all the affordable campsites were occupied, there was no room for us at the inn. … More Return to Moab Part 2: Is This a Canyon?
July 22nd- 23rd Welp. I just learned that spider mites are a thing at some hot springs in Idaho. I was fortunate enough to not know of this possibility prior to marching up to Goldbug as the knowledge of such a horror would have surely stymied my attempts to get my ass up the mountain. … More Suffering and Gratitude at Goldbug Hot Springs