Tre Lost

Bouldering the Dreamers

There is nothing better then spending time with friends outdoors. I don’t know why when I’m home it seems impossible to tare myself from the house, car, cafe… long enough to be outside, let alone try to con a friend into being outside with me, what ever the reason I’m glad that vacation always seems to take me out.

Scoutt and I have been staying with our friends Zander, Gwen and their 3 month old baby, Decima, for the last few days in a beautiful house outside of Bishop, Ca. The weather has been cold but sunny and despite all odds – baby feeding, work calling, and computers pinging – we escaped the house in two 4×4 vehicles headed to the Sherwin Plato to climb the Dreamers.

The book lied when it said we needed 4×4 and ground clearance, the road was easy and after a few wrong turns we parked and walked in to the Dreamers. IMG_5317IMG_5335

Beautiful rock, surrounded by trees and mountains, I could not have asked for a more epic setting. Passing the baby from one person to the next we climbed problem after problem… or at least Zander and Gwen did. I mostly started problem after problem. Two hand holds, one foot, step up, shake for a sec, try to move one hand and fall… it got tiring after a while and I took to carrying the baby around taking pictures of the experienced climbers while Scoutt spotted.

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Exhausted and baby crying, we packed up all our gear, hiked back to the cars and drove to the Crawly Hot Springs . Crawly or Wild Willy’s Hot Spring is one of my favorites, a long boardwalk goes through the marsh to a 6 or 8 person tub in the clay with view of the valley. For an hour or so we had the place all to ourselves, the perfect end to a great day.

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This entry was posted on October 7, 2009 by in Road Trip, Travel and tagged , , .
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