Rest Day in the Tetons

I woke up in that heinous dirtbag campground the day after my big link up, and went to the visitor center to make a french press, and oh was it just what I needed. Now I'm aggravated and caffeinated. I drove about 30 miles to Signal Mountain Campground since Jenny Lakes was full, and I…

After Work Sessions

A lot of people trash talk free soloing. Oh the risk, or how irresponsible, or what if a hold breaks. Oh what if, what if... What if I already weighed the pros and cons of my decisions and am participating in informed actions? What if I dedicate my life to this craft? Yeah, I've weighed…

Josh’s Big Day

I woke up at 2:00am in Lander and packed up my stuff as quietly as possible. I had decided the night before that I would forego cooking breakfast for a quicker departure. I stopped for gas at Maverick ($2.19 p/ gallon, PSYCHED!), and grabbed a healthy breakfast for the road--a Monster Energy drink and a…

Disaster Style

It's funny how life is able to punish, or enlighten us with humility. It's like the karma concept. I went on a trip to climb the East Buttress of Mount Whitney a few weeks ago, and I sprayed a lot about how my partners were inexperienced and unprepared for what we did. The result was…

A Time for Backing Down

There is no time where you're too big to fail, or too good to fall. On a personal and physical level you're apt to fall sometimes, and with that understanding we have to learn when to get up, dust off, and keep trudging forward, and when to get up, dust off, and retrace our steps…