Yosemite With My Brother Part 2

Apr 29th 2015 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 12:22 pm

Some cragging, an evening hike, and multi-pitch climbing on Middle Cathedral Rock.

Davy Lemon Jamcrack View Davy Jamcrack Brother Sulock Jamcrack Mirror Loop Water Mirror Lake Loop Davy First Pitch Davy Fingers Davy Fingers Davy Wide Struggle Davy Wide El Capitan Davy Last Move Davy Anchors Brothers Sulock

Yosemite With My Brother Part 1

Apr 26th 2015 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 1:57 pm

My brother Davy came up to Yosemite during my last couple of weeks there, and discovered that he is pretty into climbing. We went just about every day he was here. Usually pushing the daylight. These aren’t totally in chronological order.

The pictures that are on the wide and smooth chunk of granite (called Glacier Point Apron) were from some of his last days here.

Davy has had a pretty old-school introduction to the world of climbing. We climbed outside for his first time ever years ago in Gallatin Canyon, MT. I don’t think he’s ever climbed indoors and most of the climbing we did this trip involved cracks.

Crack climbing was all they used to do back in the day, but the advent of sport climbing and climbing gyms has made face climbing more the norm now. I would venture by the time he left that Davy had gained more crack-climbing experience than the majority of climbers.

Davy Suds Sierra Point Log Walk Climb Nutcracker Davy Justin Davy Michael Davy Marginal Davy Marginal Davy Valley Davy Marginal 2 Davy Marginal Goofin Davy Marginal Rappel

April Snow in Yosemite

Apr 10th 2015 — California,National Parks,Yosemite — 8:47 am

This was the first time I’ve experienced snow in the valley since moving to El Portal last May. I am leaving soon and I’d been hoping to see some winter before then, so this was a nice bit of closure.

Yosemite Falls Sentinel Rock Three Brothers Sentinel Rock Davy Stairs Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls Again Half Dome Glacier Point Apron

Climbing the East Buttress of El Capitan

Mar 29th 2015 — Climbing,Yosemite — 7:27 pm

The route is 1200′ tall and summits due to its starting location and El Cap’s tapering shape on its east side.

This all happened yesterday. A warm and sunny Saturday in Yosemite Valley. We didn’t see any other climbers.

Bill 3rd Pitch El Capitan Bill on 4th Pitch 8th Pitch Belay Sentinel Rock IMG_2023 Yo East Ledges Descent East Buttress

Panorama Trail

Mar 19th 2015 — Yosemite — 7:32 am

From a hike a few weeks ago.

Washington Column Yosemite Falls Half Dome P1010680 Panorama Half Dome Side Half Dome Side 2 Merced Vernal Falls

Rainy Yosemite Valley

Feb 13th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:56 am

Yosemite Falls Wall and Vernal Falls Illilouette Falls Nevada and Vernal Liberty Cap and Clouds Glacier Point Apron P1010584 Sentinel Rock Middle Cathedral Bridalveil Falls and Leaning Tower The Valley El Portal

Rainy El Portal

Feb 13th 2015 — California — 10:25 am

We got rain last week. Super rare around these parts.

P1010475 P1010477 P1010490 P1010641 P1010647 P1010654

Eagle Peak

Feb 6th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:07 am

A daring winter ascent.

Yosemite Falls Big Wall Yosemite Creek Highline Highline 2 The Valley The waterfall Middle Cascades Half Dome The Valley Half Dome Biggie Smalls Falls and moon The Moon At Night

Don’t Forget Me – The Walkmen

Feb 4th 2015 — Music,The Walkmen — 12:30 pm

A cover of a song by Harry Nilsson

Costa Rica and Panama: Misc

Jan 24th 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 9:30 am

These are pictures from the course of the trip that were taken with my iPhone. Thank you Jeff and Joseph for hanging out with me for a month. Good times.

Santa Teresa IMG_1581 Hotel Bula Bula Tamarindo Tamarindo 2 Coco Chilling Playa Coco River Bocas Del Toro Almirante Shed Biking Lobster Bus Stop River River 2

Panama: Boquete y Ciudad de Panama

Jan 23rd 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 8:55 am

Boquete Flowers Boquete Rainbow Cafe y Cacao Backing Up Tiny Coffee IMG_1884 Panama Canal 1 Panama Canal 2 Panama Canal 3 Market Biking Boxing

Panama: Punte Peña, David, y Boquete

Jan 21st 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 9:01 am

We spent a night at each of those places and did some biking in between. Our trip was coming to an end.

Clouds Camp Shelter Rivers Clouds Jeff View View 2 Clouds 2 Boquete

Costa Rica to Panama: Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Almirante, Bocas del Toro

Jan 19th 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 7:37 pm

We started the day in the mountain town of La Fortuna we ended up on the Caribbean coast in Cahuita thanks to a bus and 100k of riding.

Cahuita was a quant little town, and after spending a night there and taking a stroll in the nearby national park we decided to spend new years eve in the nearby town of Puerto Viejo.

After one action-packed night in Puerto Viejo that seemed like two in my memory due to how action-packed it was, we hit the road again, bumbled our way across the border into Panama, spent a night in the port town of Almirante and then grabbed a boat to the resort destination of Bocas del Toro.

River Parque Nacional Cahuita Raised Walkway Puerto Viejo To Panama to Bocas To Bocas 2 Almost There Bocas Hut

Costa Rica: Liberia, Upala, San Rafael de Gustavo, La Fortuna

Jan 18th 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 1:14 pm

We left the Pacific Ocean at Coco and biked to Liberia and hopped on a bus to Upala, near the border of Nicaragua. We had been told that Rio Celeste was a very blue river worth checking out and Joseph had been talking about wanting to go to La Fortuna for a long time.

After swimming in a hot river we discovered that La Fortuna is a very popular city with white people. Ziplines and mini-golf are mandatory. We promptly left.

Coco Swimming Hole Rio Celeste Steep Hill Putting Bikes Together Pavement Volcan Arenal Again Pineapple Field Random Stop Rain River

Costa Rica: Playa Carrillo, Samara, Tamarindo, Coco

Jan 16th 2015 — Biking,San Jose to Panama City — 8:35 am

We spent the greater part of a day trying to follow the coast from Samara. Our lovely dirt road turned into a rather hellish mixture of a much rougher dirt road combined with lots of traffic.

Dust was everywhere.

I could not imagine what it would be like to live there. We hightailed it out on a bus to Nicoya to meet up with our old friend, pavement.

Joseph Carrillo Carrillo Futbol Playa Pura Vida Joseph Boat to Playa Grande Boat Part Duex Tamarindo Christmas Morning Town Stop Map Bus Shelter Coco Coco

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