We just couldn’t stand all that snow. Had to get a last desert fix with some warm rock thrown in for good measure. Just kidding… in truth,we are incredibly excited about skiing this year, but don’t mind an excuse (family Thanksgiving gathering) to visit southern climes. With the body looking to at least six months of backcountry skiing ahead, it’s a good thing to get a few different workouts before the season really begins (as if it hasn’t already!). As any rock climber knows but is worth repeating, J-Tree is the perfect place for one last warm getaway before committing to winter sports. Hundreds of short but high quality climbs are available for any ability level, and belaying from a camp chair can’t be beat for relaxation factor. We pulled into camp and setup this toprope in about 10 minutes, got a good workout, then raced off to dinner with the relatives. We’ll be away from 24/7 internet connection for a few days, so blogs may be slightly irregular though still almost daily. I guess you could say I’m taking a vacation as well as a “blogation,” to refresh the creative spirit for many interesting blogs to come over what I’m sure will be an exciting winter. Will be back on the regular schedule toward the end of the week.
Colorado avalanche safety fundraiser reminder:
The second annual “RFAC Social” fundraising night will take place on Monday, December 11th at Restaurant Six89 in Carbondale, Colorado. The evening will begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Cost is $68.90 per person and includes a four course meal and wine. Reservation can be made by calling 970-963-6890 and are highly recommended as this event sold out last year.