Following Our Bliss

Well, we’re gettin’ outa Dodge…Rapid City, that is…and for the first time, we’re exercising our ability to change directions mid-stride. We had planned to climb in the Red after the VC, but the atypically wet weather here in SD has made us a little less psyched about the prospect of a hurricane-driven, drenched La Niña fall in the rainforest of eastern Kentucky. New Mexico seems like a good idea. All we want right now is to be warm and dry, and honestly, to enjoy a bit more of the solitude we’ve encountered at the crags we’ve visited thus far.

This life is quiet. It will certainly have louder moments to come, but for now, we’re pretty happy with just the low hum of nature buzzing around us.


Falling. Again. Good thing it's one of the most fun routes ever! Photo: Luke Kretschmar
Falling. Again. Good thing it’s one of the most fun routes ever! Photos here and at top: Luke Kretschmar

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