Another excellent weekend in the books with a solid crew celebrating Andy's birthday (which was Saturday, for those of you who wish to send my allergic-to-social-media husband some belated well-wishes). Beautiful weather, beautiful climbing, beautiful people. Life is good. •
📸 credit goes to @mathew_wil
I love how this shot turned out- I was trying out different angles and was going to use a tripod and a timer but this girl comes running up out of no where and perfectly poses without any direction. I think it's safe to say she nailed it!
This was probably our last camping/hiking trip of the year. It was bittersweet... and freezing. We’ve crossed 4 different states, camped in a monsoon, driven through deserts and hiked through forests. All in all, it’s been a pretty amazing year. I couldn’t imagine closing our adventure season by spending the first day of fall watching the sunset over Mt. Whitney with my family. We knew that this also was probably our last time to see the Milky Way band this year. I take comfort in knowing that one day when my children are all grown up, they will look to these days as blueprints for things to do with their children. These experiences create opportunities to show them something different, to teach them to be better at communicating and working together and how to disconnect from the everyday world, connect with nature and be humble. And last but not least, that there is nothing more bittersweet than showering the smell of campfire off of you.
This climb up Del Campo marked the end of what has been the best summer of my life. Early in the season I surpassed my one-year mark of living the single life...for the first time since I was 17 years old. It has been a year of self-discovery, growth, and learning to love myself. Oh, and a whole lot of mountains. 😍🏔👌🏻
The inevitability of winter shows itself through intense beauty. Thanks @mishkin9189 for the last minute rally to catch sunset at the end of the storm. Glad you got to scope a winter line or two 🤙🏼 #a6000