Scuba divers talk about micro diving in areas otherwise referred to as “muddy.” Similarly the desert is “dry” but that doesn’t mean it’s not dynamic. As a climber I used to load up my car in the northwest and head down to Utah every March, it was a cheap way to get dry rock and sun. My climbing mentor, Ryan, would have a tick list, I would carry the heavy pack and get on routes I otherwise had no business being on. Before climbing there was the family Spring Break drive to Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef, likely for the same reason--the desert is dry and has a lot more sun than the Pacific Northwest in early spring.
Time marches on. For some reason I’ve continued to find excuses to justify the need to see lavender bloom, an owl build it’s home in cacti, and hear the old coyote howl at a full moon year after year; that reason is soul.
|Plug and chug|
This spring PBM Coaching (Kurt Perham) wrangled some folks down to Tucson. We rented a retired ranch house near the base of Sabino Canyon. Without Kurt out there supporting there is no way we could have or would have pushed as hard as we did. Thank you, Kurt.
|This is were things started to get a little blurry.|
Miles of trials.
The Crew terrorizing the neighborhood.
Sabino Canyon Rim Trail: Rhythm and flow
|KP did a lot of pulling (to coffee)|
Camp by numbers:
My buddy Elliot made a video from camp: elliotkawaoka.com
|We may not have it all together, but together we have it all|
This camp summed up in rules:
Regardless of what the day presents: "It's not your aptitude but your attitude that ultimatley determines your altitude."
Live it up.