Late July is prime time in Salt Lake’s high mountain country. The snow has melted and the wildflowers are in full-bloom – a perfect reason to head for the hills. So on the last weekend of the month, my friend Calah and I made a plan to backpack up to Timpanogos Basin, camp, and then hit the summit for sunrise.
Mexico, I sit here still drunk off your kiss. I sit here still drunk off your kiss. I can still taste your sweet lime on my lips. The ocean breeze whipping across my face and the salt still stuck in my hair. Oh sweet Mexico, you’ve left your sweet melodic voice still ringing in my ears. How I have tried to avoid you for so many years, but yet you still leave me coming back for more.
I was singing along to a smooth melody by Leon Bridges, a soul singer from Texas, as I skimmed across the perfectly cool water in the Causey Reservoir feeling incredibly stoked on life.
“Met this guy Ryan, from Cali, he’s going to do the entire summit trail one crack, 8days. Safe travels Ryan, remember Poamoho.” – KST Worker Left This For Me In… Read More
Figuring out where to go on a climbing trip is not just about which areas have the best rock. For me the hang and the weather are huge decision factors. I think this is mostly because I tend to take climbing trips when I am not focusing on competition. My outdoor adventures are really about decompressing from all the hard work and pressure that goes along with being a competitive athlete. After ABS Nationals my decision to go climbing in Bishop, CA just made sense.