Since participating heavily in the first Year of 52 Leah left her New Bedford home and relocated to Boulder, Colorado, where she can and does rock climb and snow board to her heart's content. When I put together this year's list, Leah suggested I come out to her new adopted home and try my first trad climb.
|Our gracious host, Leah.|
|First time Jon and I set a route all by ourselves -- Jon at the top...|
|...and then my turn. I think this one was called Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive.|
|Nederland is a funky town -- half hippie, half Western, all fun.|
|Visiting the grand hotel that was the inspiration for The Shining (note creepy light in mirror behind us)|
When the weekend came, we got stymied once again. After a week of clear outdoor weather, it snowed and our outdoor climb was sadly cancelled yet again. But we made the most of it and did a hike through the snow instead.
|Brunch at a Persian teahouse while waiting out a very wet storm|
|Jon, Leah and Pumpkin on the way up Mount Sanitas|