2 Mountaineering things this week :
I got my basic Alpine climb lead status (Dragontail anyone?) and I joined the Basic Climbing Course Committee.
I'm excited to develop my climbing a bit more this next year and at the same time help develop our club's climbing courses further.
When I think about my goals for Mountaineers and myself I think they're one and the same - be the best you can be. Develop your skills and stretch those critical thinking muscles. Lead with kindness and a servant heart. I'm not gonna be the best 5.10 trad climber but that isn't the point. And hey if I do ever climb 5.10 I won't be mad.
Beautiful views at Olympic National Park. Enjoyed some hiking and relaxed in the hot springs. Finished the evening off with a campfire.
look at his him cheesin’ up in them mountains 😻 he was definitely enjoying the attention
Morning in the forest #2
. / Утро в лесу #2
Rolleiflex 3.5, Kodak Portra 160.
One man’s summer is another man’s “holy shit that water’s cold.” 🙃
I didn't get nearly enough time in this state. So I guess that means I'm going to have to plan another trip to go back 🤷🏼♀️.
What all of this is, is a 26 year old person who has really exhausted a couple other ways to live, really had taken them to their conclusion. And when that happens to you, you become tremendously, just unprecedentedly willing to examine some other alternatives for how to live.
More from the Roads of Washington series 👀
This is the corner of the ocean, an intersection of sea and sea made by the craggy coast of Washington. It was misty and moody when we were there, everything shrouded in fog, the tops of trees disappearing into the mist. I’m still impressed, still haunted by @olympicnationalpark
, by its rainforests, seashores and mountain ranges. In this busy season, thoughts of this park, of this specific seaside intersection are sustaining me, getting me on to the next, to the time when I escape to @deathvalleynps
next month to experience the opposite of this misty majesty.
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