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Rock Climbing the Poudre Canyon | Colorado

 

Last night, my buddies and I passed a tin cup of whiskey-ginger by a campfire, and today, we set out to do some laid-back, casual climbing in the Poudre Canyon. This area of the canyon is called The Palace, and to get to it, we had to cross the Poudre River.

 

The snow is melting in the mountains, and the water was wicked cold. My feet and legs went stiff pretty quick, but on the way back, the sun warmed the water, and the river felt refreshing.
I met a new friend studying aerospace engineering in Boulder, climbed a route called “Monstrosity,” and received some kisses from an adorable crag-pup.

 

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This is JR, my new climbing friend. He’s from Texas.
The best part about spending the day climbing, besides exploring new backcountry, is meeting fellow adventurers and swapping stories.

 

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Guidebook in hand, high above the canyon.
I’ve decided to take a road trip to Sedona, Arizona this weekend for some wilderness exploration, and I can’t wait to share it!

 

bda
  • Your photography is incredible!

    • You have no idea how happy that makes me! I'm trying to learn as fast as I can on this new camera, but it's challenging. Thanks so much! 🙂

  • This looks like so much fun! We went hiking in Yosemite in May last year. That snow melt gets bloody cold, I went for a swim in it and everyone looked at me like I was crazy. — Jessica O'Neill

    • Jessica, I'm so jealous of your time in Yosemite. I can't wait to explore there too!

  • Looks like fun…I don't think rock climbing is for me…I will stick to hiking, but it sure does look fun!

    • Hey Jyonash, my first love was hiking, and then I just wanted to get higher! 😉