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Having a blast on the Final pitch of Cat In The Hat. Weeeee!! <br /> <br />November 2011
Having a blast on the Final pitch of Cat In The Ha...
We weren't posing. <br /> <br />At yet another undisclosed location in the middle of the desert. <br /> <br />Taken in the year 2012. <br /> <br />
We weren't posing.

At yet another undisclosed loc...
Trying to warm up on an easy J-Tree climb. ; /
Trying to warm up on an easy J-Tree climb. @SEMICO...
The money pitch of Armatron-  <br /> <br />Juniper Canyon, Red Rock on 12/27/11. <br />
The money pitch of Armatron-

Juniper Canyon, Red...
P-2 of Right On in Joshua Tree.
P-2 of Right On in Joshua Tree.
A fun time camping and climbing in J-tree with our Vegas crew in October 2011. <br /> <br />[Jonny, Anne, Jason, me, Jacob, Patrick, and pup]
A fun time camping and climbing in J-tree with our...
Beef Basin, Utah in October 2011.
Beef Basin, Utah in October 2011.
Remote Anasazi cliff dwelling. <br /> <br />Oct. 2011
Remote Anasazi cliff dwelling.

Oct. 2011
Our good friends Anne, and Jason having fun in the BC, RR. <br /> <br />Feb. 2012
Our good friends Anne, and Jason having fun in the...
We're lucky to have friends in Vegas that who are also climbers. Myles having a good time in the BC, RR. <br /> <br />Feb.2012
We're lucky to have friends in Vegas that who are ...
Me checking out a crack for a potential easy trad line while on a mellow sport route in the BC, RR. <br /> <br />Feb 2012
Me checking out a crack for a potential easy trad ...
Justin climbing in the BC, RR. <br /> <br />Feb. 2012
Justin climbing in the BC, RR.

Feb. 2012
Ca. Condors at the beautiful Vermillion cliffs- there were about 8 or so circling us intermittently as we hiked to the petroglyph panels. It was cool to hear the powerful flapping of their wings above our heads. <br /> <br />Feb. 2012
Ca. Condors at the beautiful Vermillion cliffs- th...
The Pioneer Saloon, built in 1913, is an awesome place to visit in Southern Nevada [if you don't mind witnessing the occasional, good ol' fashioned knock down drag out bar fight; so I've heard]. It's a casual drive, only 25 miles SW of Vegas.  <br /> <br />The PS houses friendly staff, a really cool bar, a wood burning stove, interesting desert folk, a pool table, and they serve food now; limited menu with items you can cook yourself, if you so choose, on their outdoor grill.(They used to only serve pickled eggs, and dry snacks before). <br />  <br />I love the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nevada! : ) <br /> <br />Pic taken 2/22/12
The Pioneer Saloon, built in 1913, is an awesome p...
Alaska trip- August 2011. <br /> <br />We had most of the trails we hiked all to ourselves in the rain, or maybe it was the bears that scared other folks away, or ate them? We did encounter loud, unnerving noises of breaking branches, and fresh bear scat in some areas. ; / That's not why I look like I'm about to jump into that icy water though. : )
Alaska trip- August 2011.

We had most of the trai...
My sweetie on the second pitch of Dappled Mare in J-Tree. <br /> <br />March, 2012
My sweetie on the second pitch of Dappled Mare in ...
P-1 of Dark Shadows- Fun! <br /> <br />4/24/12
P-1 of Dark Shadows- Fun!

4/24/12
Having fun leading the first three awesome pitches of Dark Shadows. <br /> <br />4/24/12
Having fun leading the first three awesome pitches...
On Dark Shadows- Pine Creek, Red Rock. <br /> <br />2/24/12
On Dark Shadows- Pine Creek, Red Rock.

2/24/12
Room with a view- we sure do love all our remote campsites,and most of the time there's not another soul around. I love ridin' 4WD. <br /> <br />2012
Room with a view- we sure do love all our remote c...
Karen, and Jen, the two-headed monster.   <br /> <br />It was so fun taking two friends canyoneering into Middle Echo Canyon. The three of us had an all girl Zion weekend, and they loved the canyoneering, and did awesome! <br /> <br />2011
Karen, and Jen, the two-headed monster.

It was ...
Jen on her very first canyoneering route. She was smiling, and laughing the whole time, even when I had her rap into nasty, ice cold water, and do a beached whale move out of the keeper pothole- what a good sport!  <br /> <br />Zion-2011
Jen on her very first canyoneering route. She was ...
Hiking in the Maze District of Canyonlands.  <br /> <br />To get to our campsite at The Dollhouse, it was the roughest 4WD road I have ever been on. Pretty nerve- wracking. <br /> <br />2011
Hiking in the Maze District of Canyonlands.

To g...
Just a few of the many Grizzlies we saw while hiking in Denali NP. No wonder why most folks stay on the busses. ; )  <br /> <br />The bears were too busy loading up on berries, to pay us any attention. We made sure we kept a healthy distance, just in case we started to look more appetizing than the berries. : ) <br /> <br />August 2011
Just a few of the many Grizzlies we saw while hiki...
Having fun on Poodlesby at Hemmingway- a nice warm up. <br /> <br />J-Tree April 2012
Having fun on Poodlesby at Hemmingway- a nice warm...
Atop Crabby Appleton in Pine Creek Canyon, RR on 5/2/12. With an afternoon start, we ended up hiking out in the moonlight. What a beautiful day!
Atop Crabby Appleton in Pine Creek Canyon, RR on 5...
One of the fun moves on the approach to Crabby Appleton- Pine Creek Canyon, RR. <br /> <br />5/2/12 <br />
One of the fun moves on the approach to Crabby App...
On Crabby Appleton-Pine Creek Canyon, RR. <br />We did the route in 4 pitches. <br /> <br />Taken 5/2/12
On Crabby Appleton-Pine Creek Canyon, RR.
We did t...
Intrigued by the interesting petroglyph panels at the Vermillion Cliffs. <br /> <br />2012
Intrigued by the interesting petroglyph panels at ...
Taking a short-cut to the petroglyph panels at the Vermillion Cliffs. ; ) <br /> <br />I didn't know my boyfriend was watching, and he wasn't too happy with my mud scrambling. He said he took the pics (there's a few)for "documentation" purposes, just in case."  It wasn't as bad as it looks in this photo- The mud was fairly solid. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Taking a short-cut to the petroglyph panels at the...
Exploring Marble, and Rider Canyon. The water was freezing cold, so I was trying my best to not slip in, but to make a long story short, I slipped in, and waded through it, which was waist deep. Brrrr. ; / (in my defense, the beta we had for this section said to wade through the water) . My BF had chosen a different way above this pour-off which was sketchier, IMO.  <br /> <br />2012
Exploring Marble, and Rider Canyon. The water was ...
The summit of Juniper Peak after climbing Armatron on 12/27/11. A quick self portrait before descending.
The summit of Juniper Peak after climbing Armatron...
Self-portrait of partners in crime. We can never get enough of exploring the Mojave Desert. You come across the coolest stuff! <br /> <br />2012
Self-portrait of partners in crime. We can never g...
Just another day at the office in the remote Mojave Desert. I love these old abandoned ranches. <br /> <br />2012
Just another day at the office in the remote Mojav...
At an undisclosed location on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. An awesome backpacking trip to an island in the sky. May 21st, 2012
At an undisclosed location on the North Rim of the...
Sewing it up... <br /> <br />P-1 of North East Face West, Tahquitz.  <br /> <br />2011
Sewing it up...

P-1 of North East Face West, Tahq...
Backpacking, and exploring at an undisclosed location on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. I can explore these islands in the sky every weekend. The things you'll discover are unreal. <br /> <br />Taken the day after the eclipse- May 21st, 2012
Backpacking, and exploring at an undisclosed locat...
Lava Falls rapid- so terrifyingly beautiful.
Lava Falls rapid- so terrifyingly beautiful.
Whew, got down from Osiris just in time, as the thunderstorm moved in. It seems we end up in inclement weather every time we've climbed at Lumpy. I'm starting to think that that's the norm in this neck of the woods.
Whew, got down from Osiris just in time, as the th...
I love climbing at Lumpy Ridge; a fun way to awaken my senses. August 2012
I love climbing at Lumpy Ridge; a fun wa...
Getting my Mojo back on Sensuous Mortician on the Necromancer Wall, Ice Box Canyon. Red Rock. August 2012
Getting my Mojo back on Sensuous Mortician on the ...
Whoa, a water fountain along a trail? How refreshing is that? : ) <br /> <br /> At Lumpy Ridge August 2012.
Whoa, a water fountain along a trail? How refreshi...
Happy to be watching the Annular Eclipse 2012 from Point Sublime- North Rim, GC.  <br /> <br />We had the area all to ourselves, as we had hoped woohoo!....until the permitting ranger showed up. ; / He turned out to be pretty cool, and we just happened to have a spare viewing glass so he could view the amazing eclipse.  <br /> <br />Funny how things turn out. We ended up camped out with the ranger that night. There's a first time for everything! He shared some interesting stories with us till the wee hours of the night.
Happy to be watching the Annular Eclipse 2012 from...
In 2011- Enjoying our night hike while camping at the Historic Robber's Roost, Utah. We had the area all to ourselves. Such an awesome place to explore!
In 2011- Enjoying our night hike while camping at ...
I think he's saying, "BEEWARRRR OF BROOOHAHS BROOOOOO" <br /> <br />Greeted on our way to climb Bruja's Brew on Lotta Balls Wall-First Creek Canyon Red Rock on 9/4/12.
I think he's saying, "BEEWARRRR OF BROOOHAHS BROOO...
Climbing on a hot summer day in Red Rock to keep my lead head, and skills up, and running. Fun day, yay! <br /> <br />Fold-out, Necromancer Wall.
Climbing on a hot summer day in Red Rock to keep m...
Desert Rat.  <br /> <br />(9/9/12)
Desert Rat.

(9/9/12)
Our backyard in Vegas.  <br /> <br />I was impressed with the desert floor this time of year being covered in yellow flowers. The recent monsoons have done wonders out there for the vegetation. <br /> <br />Taken 9/4/12
Our backyard in Vegas.

I was impressed with the ...
Awww, so innocent- I just want to hug him for a really long time, and tell him that everything will be okay. : (  <br /> <br />First Creek Canyon Burro, Red Rock.
Awww, so innocent- I just want to hug him for a re...
Lovin' Flower Of A High Rank- Suicide Rock. What an awesome route! <br /> <br />[Taken on 9/11/12]
Lovin' Flower Of A High Rank- Suicide Rock. What a...
Atop Flower Of A High Rank with Tahquitz Rock lit up above the clouds on 9/11/12. My favorite route now in that neck of the woods. : ) <br /> <br />
Atop Flower Of A High Rank with Tahquitz Rock lit ...
Lovin' climbing in the cooler temps in Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken 9/25/12
Lovin' climbing in the cooler temps in Red Rock.

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Hmm, to climb, or to ski when it gets bitter cold? Nuff said. We pretty much had the runs all to ourselves in the inclement weather. Yay! [Fun on 12/12/12]
Hmm, to climb, or to ski when it gets bitter cold?...
Starting up Toe Jam in Joshua Tree. What a fun, mellow route with good pro! Makes me like J-Tree more. ; ) <br /> <br />[Feb. 2013]
Starting up Toe Jam in Joshua Tree. What a fun, me...
Mmmm, coffee~ Can't be without it.  <br />[Taken 5/22/13]
Mmmm, coffee~ Can't be without it.
[Taken 5/22/13...