Posts Tagged ‘Road Trip’

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 3)

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Clare, Lauren, and Cookie Belle at El Rito

Saturday morning I woke up to an ominous sound. A stomach rumbling followed by a bit of nausea. Not so good! I thought I had been doing a good job of staying hydrated, but after yesterday’s heat & sun exposure, maybe not. (more…)

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 2)

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Clare Happy Post Climbing Glow
Friday morning was wet & cold. We decided to wait a little bit to let things dry out. We had a leisurely morning, and left for the crag around 10am. As we ascended the slope, my excitement was building…look at all these amazing cobbles! I was psyched. (more…)

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 1)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Lauren Leads the Way to the Sport Crag
On August 12, Lauren and I packed our gear and Cookie Belle into her camper van. Destination: El Rito, NM. The drive took about 6 hours, and we stopped in Moffat for some coffee (excellent!) and to buy a couple cute tank tops. (more…)

Grand Canyon R2R – Run Report

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Clare & Barry Celebrate R2R Success
After a night of howling wind and frequent awakenings, “Is our tent still on the ground, or have we been hijacked and landed in Oz?”, the alarms ringed in tandem. With the flick of a switch, Barry & I sprung to action. We put our running gear on, making small shuffling sounds, trying not to disturb our tentmates.

I was a brave knight going into battle. First the undergarments, then the garments, then chain mail, and finally the battle armaments. A hushed “I love you, have a great run.” from Dennis sent me out into the cold windy night. With a grunt, I stumbled out of the tent to join Barry & Anne for some middle of the night coffee. It was 3:30am and about 40dF outside. (more…)

Grand Canyon R2R – Las Vegas to North Rim Campground

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Climbergirl Taking in Grand Canyon View

Grand Canyon North Rim Campsite Activity

Starting Location: Las Vegas, NV (Rachel’s Casa)
Finishing Location: North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon, AZ
People: Rachel, Barry, Dennis, & Clare
Special Guests: Anne & Holly (from Santa Fe, NM)
Goal: Enjoy fabulous Grand Canyon by running R2R
Runners: Anne, Barry, Clare
Hikers: Dennis & Rachel & Holly