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Month: July 2016

Exploring, Hiking, and Climbing

Posted in Family, Outdoor Adventures, and Photography

First off-road trip in the desert with the Jeep. We had a little 4-wheel-drive problem, but D got it up and running. It’s always good to be prepared when you’re out in the desert exploring. My favorite part of exploring, hiking, and climbing? Hanging out with this guy. I treasure our time together. The caves made by fallen boulders were really cool and provided a great reprieve from the hot sun. Hall of Horrors was a fun area to explore. It has some intense bouldering and climbing areas. We had a blast exploring all of the various boulder caves. I…

Learning to Climb

Posted in Family, and Outdoor Adventures

I’m not your typical first time climber. I’m approaching the big 40 this year. Last year at this time, I sustained a nasty ankle injury that kept me on crutches for nearly 6 months. I’m certainly not in the best of shape, and I’m not at my strongest by any means. D started climbing about 3 years ago, but his shoulder injuries and surgery kept him sidelined for a good chunk of this past year. He’s slowly getting back into climbing as part of his rehab, and I thought I would be cool to join him to keep him company.…