On Monday, I took my tenth trip into the Falcon's Lair. Justin, Kerrek, and Ina came along for a tour.
Kerrek enjoying the hike out after a successful day.
Moving left from the sit start.
Ina climbing "The Twins."
Justin campusing on "Table Dance."
It was a great day at the Lair. I'm getting a good sense of the place at this point, and I have things I'm excited to work on at every sector of boulders. It was fun sharing the place with climbers who were excited to be there, and we all share a similar sense of humor. We made sounds and listened as the echos swirled around us in the cirque. We all talked about jobs, climbing, travel, the American diet, a book about the zombie apocalypse, techniques for hunting cows with garden tools after a zombie apocalypse, and the possibility that scientists will one day discover The Grand Unified Theory of Cheese. In case you weren't aware, there really are professional cheese scientists.
When I got home, Ashley and the girls had picked up a new puppy from the Lander Pet Connection animal rescue. Autumn named her Willow, and she's such a great dog. I was immediately won over by the cute, playful creature. It's been a long time since I've owned a puppy. Our other dog Sundance is now acting jealous, entitled, and grumpy. Sort of like a lot of grownups you meet out there. I've been reminded that it's good not to grow up too quickly, and plan to only act like a grown up when moments require me to be one.