When It Starts Feeling Forced, Go Home

We woke up early on Friday morning--3am--I think. I can't remember. It was pretty early. That would be like 2am San Diego time. We had decided to stay at the American Alpine Club's Climbers Ranch in Grand Teton National Park--just ten minutes drive from Lupine Meadows Trailhead. On this beautiful alpine summer morning out objective…

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…

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…

On the Road

I arrived at my cousins house in Utah on Saturday. It's an intermediate stop, and the company is just as amazing as the landscapes. I've never traveled this far north. For all the climbing that I've done, believe it or not, I've been pretty much confined to California. And with the Sierras, Yosemite, Tahquitz and…