That's right! I'm back in one of the places I love the most!
I took about three weeks off from climbing to skip out of the country on a lovely Carribean cruise with my family for Christmas, but immediately after we got home I had the itch to move again.
I had to make a quick tough decision between spending my winter in either Bishop or Hueco, but seeing as Bishop is significantly more dog friendly, the choice was made.
I bought fresh new snow tires for my Subaru, and Fritz and I loaded up and hit the road.
Along with my first delightful adventure in the Happys, I finally faced my fear of pain and hopped on a problem I've been avoiding like a spider-filled pit: the famously elusive dihedral Stained Glass.
So far I've been having a great time trying fresh climbs, but I have unfinished business constantly lurking in my mind, haunting me to the point of recurring dreams.
There's just so much that I want to do and life is so short!
Fritz has been loving the temperature here, it's quite a change from Wisconsin. I predict that after the warm weekend most of the snow will be gone!
I'm going to be hanging around the Eastern Sierras until the end of February. The climbing here is world class, and with so many friends constantly stopping in and out it's going to be a great couple of months in Bishop! Stay tuned for updates to come!