Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Climbing Joshua Tree

OK, I HAD to replace that other photo with something I at least could look at. The weather is getting better and thoughts turn to climbing outside. This is a photo of me rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. It's a lovely lovely place whose routes spank your beeehind regularly. One time I went with my husband (his first time) and he's a 5.10 trad climber - He jumped on a 9 immediately even though I told him not to, and promptly got his beehind spanked. He was frustrated after that. But it's good to have a place that humbles you. I have a friend who owns a house near there, so it hopefully will be a regular destination over the years. (He rents it out, so if you want a great place for relatively cheap for a weekend or week, let me know and I'll email you his information. It's also a great place to hike, and just generally relax. Also near Palm Springs.)

7 comments:

Susan said...

I just can't scroll down past this..can't..nice hat. :)

NoRegrets said...

Believe me - it sucks when I'm going to my links on the side. I HATE seeing the freaky baby.

It's a helmet me dear.

Churlita said...

I used to live in Big Bear Lake which isn't all that far away from Joshua Tree. I always wanted to see, but never made it there.

fringes said...

I'd totally vote to change "Houston" to Joshua Tree, Texas. Greatest proper name ever.

NoRegrets said...

Photo to be returned. I'm a paranoid blogger. Had my name on the file. Sigh... Enjoy this other person.

evil-e said...

I have never climbed rock...want to, but never have.

Esteban SV said...

Excelente foto. Y el lugar parece I N C R E I B L E!!! El festejo fue por mi cumleaños número 33.
No me cantaste las mañanitas Heee!!!
Saludos y felices rutas