Sunday, September 5, 2010

A quick visit to the Uintas

12:30 a.m.: I lay staring up at the stars cursing the fact that I thought it would be a good idea to bring my summer bag. It was cold. I tried to get back to sleep but after I began to shiver I got out of my hammock. I ended up sleeping in the dirt snuggled up next to Neena. It may have been one of the longer nights in my life. It got to the point where my sleeping bag got turned around and I was sleeping with my face in the dirt. I was too tired to care.

The blessed sun finally peeked over the horizon so I got up and made some warm oatmeal. As the rest of the group began to stir we all talked about the miserable night and laughed. It isn't real camping unless some part of it is absolutely miserable. After eating we got our climbing gear together and headed for the crag for a fun morning of climbing.

We were in the Ruth Lake area. I had originally planned to go to Notch Lake but we got a late start and there wasn't as much selection for climbing.

Climbing in the Uintas is always a nice change. It was late enough in the season that all the mosquitoes have died off.

Top: Neena, Me, Mo, Shelby, Kendal, Landon
Bottom: Tanner, Alex

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