Sunday, May 29, 2005

Beautiful BC

Since we have been pretty bad about posting pictures, below you will find several new ones that capture what we have been up to. We enjoyed our time climbing the technical routes at Skaha, in Penticton, BC. We were also able to take a quick tour of some of the local bouldering spots where Melissa did a First Ascent of a roof that had been stymieing the local boys. We enjoyed great weather, and the beautiful lakes around the area. After two fun weeks, we decided to move on the beautiful Squamish, BC, north of Vancouver. On the way here we saw a brown bear foraging on the side of the road, but were too slow to nab a pic! Surrounding us here in Squamish is a 1000 foot sheer granite wall that rivals Yosemite, and on the other side, is a beautiful bay and a gateway to the Pacific Ocean. Soaring above that are towering snow covered peaks to take your breath away. On our first afternoon here, Melissa was surprised and delighted to send her first V10 boulder problem, Zero Zero, in the forest of Squamish. We are also thrilled to be reunited with Lisa and Jon, old friends from Ft. Collins, as well as our Vancouver posse. Seems like we'll be staying awhile. Stay tuned for more adventures and pics.

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