Hidden in Plain Sight

When Janet and I pulled up to the El Cajon Mountain trailhead late morning on a Saturday we were greeted by pull outs filled with cars. She wanted to head out to the main wall, and I had already voiced my concerns with the crowding we might face with a late start. We parked and…

Just Another Day

On New Years Eve I received a "Happy New Years," message from a friend. I returned the gesture. I asked my friend what she was doing, and she said she was just going to play some bp. I didn't have a clue what bp was, so I just asked if it was anything like badminton.…

It’s Not That Serious

So I've really been preoccupied lately and have not neglected writing, but have been consciously choosing to spend my time doing other things in order to maintain my sanity. As I've noted in prior posts, I could have never estimated the psychological effects that my injuries would have, nor did I expect them to be…

Figure on a Landscape

Figures on a Landscape is a climb in Joshua Tree. It's not a hard climb, but it is a classic multi pitch line in the park, and known for a run out face climbing traverse. The name always captivated me because of its poetic nature. There is something romantic that clicks in my mind, a…