Posted by: whatallisonsees | July 28, 2009

Road to Utah

Driving to Joe's Valley, Utah, yo!

Driving to Joe's Valley, Utah, yo!

Utah was super fun – but the drive there was fantastic.  Meeting up with our pal, Tony who was working in the state for the summer eliminating the invasive almond tree (or something like that) species, was a treat for us and him. Joe’s Valley was fun climbing. We camped at a secluded really quiet and full of starts campsite (for free!) and then next day got our climb on. Unfortunately, Katie had a bit of a mishap on the first crack boulder problem of the day and rolled her ankle half landing on the mat and falling off.  She has been hobbling around for a week now and it is slowly getting better, but super bummer for her since she hasn’t really climbed since!

Tony and I climbed the rest of the day while Katie took the best nap of her life by a stream and now has an amazing tan line on her side from her stomach to her back. Pretty Hilarious.  I tried REALLY hard on a few problems that kicked my butt!  But sent a couple easy guys which is always fun. There was this one V4 roof that Tony gave an amazing go on that I tried out and must have forgotten how to rock climb or something because of how silly I looked scrambling on that thing.  Joe’s Valley is super cool because most of all the boulders have really clean falls and are right off the road more or less.  The only downside is that we had to pack up the car between boulders and drive to the next one most of the time.  We bonfired and slept and packed camp Wednesday morning and headed out to Salt Lake and then to Canada!

Really great picutre of Guy, my car and the Utah sunset!

Really great picutre of Guy, my car and the Utah sunset!

Some say why - I usually say why not?

Some say why - I usually say why not?

eh.....

eh.....

SUNSET!!!!!!!

SUNSET!!!!!!!

Tuesday began our Joe's Valley day of climbing!

Tuesday began our Joe's Valley day of climbing!

Falling! Dannnnnnng!

This was a fun problem. It was a jump start to a small pocket and nothing feet until that awesome hole my left toe is in. Then traverse over to a small rail and hop over the top!

Climbing in one of the first developed areas in Joe's Valley.  Slab problems on the rock to the right and some other traversy stuff you can't see on the left.

Climbing in one of the first developed areas in Joe's Valley. Slab problems on the rock to the right and some other traversy stuff you can't see on the left.

Yea, peanut butter sandwhich and cherries, before an awesome fire sharing childhood stories.  Love it.

Yea, peanut butter sandwhich and cherries, before an awesome fire sharing childhood stories. Love it.

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  1. Love the pict of the yoga pose in the middle of the highway. That’s so Allison.


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