Saturday, June 24, 2006

Big, long lock-offs on perfect stone-Hooters, V9, Joe's Valley. Posted by Picasa

Setting up for the big move on Hooters. Posted by Picasa

It's hard to focus this early in the morning. Posted by Picasa

Hooters, V9, Joe's Valley. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sunrise Bouldering

Recently obsessed over yet another boulder problem, I tried desperately in vain, to bribe young impressionable high school and young college aged men to accompany me to Joe's Valley for a 5 am climbing session. I tried the usual ruses, beer, dinner, gas money, etc, in exchange for a good spot on my latest project, Hooters, a tall, thin, beautiful face in Joe's Valley. The 5 am part was a neccesity, given the rising temps in the Utah desert. I couldn't find anyone crazy enough to take me up on my generous offer, except for the best young impressionable, easily bribed young buck, my husband Adam. Off we went Saturday night to camp out, our first camping expedition since our year on the road ended in September. After no sleep, and a terrible case of nausea caused by waking up WAY too early, we, actually I, began my warm up at 5:30 am. As I struggled to warm up, I couldn't help but wonder whose rediculous idea this was. As the sun began to come up over the hills, I started to feel the beauty and the magic that the early morning quiet had to offer, and I sent the problem just after 7 am. It was an awesome experience, and I've decided that sunrise climbing is a great idea afterall.

The tools required to climb at 5:30 am. Posted by Picasa

Sunrise in Joe's Valley, UT Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

This umbrella is quite lovely, really, it keeps my stripes from fading... Posted by Picasa

The site of many imbibings to come. Posted by Picasa

Hey Winn, the service is kind of slow around here, don't you think? Posted by Picasa

Oh, Tiggs, your jokes are so hilarious! Posted by Picasa

The dogs kickin' it on a Saturday. Posted by Picasa

Fireplace close up. Posted by Picasa

Tiggs and the Winster are psyched on the fireplace tile. Posted by Picasa

A nice view of the door and the fireplace. Posted by Picasa