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Joshua Tree Verdi January 2008 climbing trip

On January 25th 2008 me Mary, Stacey and Kevin went in Mary's Honda CRV to JT. We planned to start our trip at 2PM but things got a bit delayed, we run into some traffic and finally arrived at 8PM. After some quick dinner/ supper thanks to very tasty soup provided by Stacey we were ready to socialize with everyone else who came to JT on Friday. After 4h of having fun we went to bed, me Stacey and Mary had our 3 person tent. On Saturday we had lots of fun climbing with me doing 3 climbs and completing all of them. With some more practice I should be able to do 5.8 in the same amount of time it takes Lumme. At the end of climbing I had a ride on the zip line - this was very exciting. I didn't listen 100% to Scott's warning about melting glove and discovered it takes just 2 seconds to burn a hole through. Saturday night part was very exciting with tons of great food, fire shows and games. The barbecue was great and it was a long time since I had such great stake - thanks Stacey. In the game competition me and Mary won the barrel race thanks more to my light weight then my ability to lead. Overall great night which I will remember for a very long time - everyone was asking when the next event will be held. During the night we got a lot of rain - there was a small river flowing right through our tent. On Sunday morning I was the only person cooking some food - everyone else left before noon as the rain dampen any hiking enthusiasm. I got home before 3PM and after almost 1.5h of cleaning got all my gear sorted out and ready for another exciting trip. Once again, thank you Verdi for setting up such a great trip, it was my best JT trip so far.

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zippng down with a glow emitating tons of smoke after about 2sec sorry scott
zippng down with a glow emitating tons of smoke after about 2sec sorry scott
moon illuminating the desert 10s exposure
moon illuminating the desert 10s exposure
wow what is that long thing sticking out of Mary's mouth
wow what is that long thing sticking out of Mary's mouth
me and sleeping Mary
me and sleeping Mary
me before zipping down
me before zipping down
here is one happy and brave girl going fast and almost cutting down a baby jashua tree
here is one happy and brave girl going fast and almost cutting down a baby jashua tree
lone Jashua tree with some stars as a background
lone Jashua tree with some stars as a background
fire show on Saturday
fire show on Saturday
having some late dinner on Friday evening
having some late dinner on Friday evening
few seconds before going down
few seconds before going down
fire blower
fire blower
Tom on the 10
Tom on the 10
Verdi and sleeping Mary
Verdi and sleeping Mary
Stacey having some wine and enjoying the fire
Stacey having some wine and enjoying the fire
Tom and Mary with Kevin behind us
Tom and Mary with Kevin behind us
Scott taking a break from hardcore stuff
Scott taking a break from hardcore stuff
Stacey having her first taste of climbing
Stacey having her first taste of climbing
Stacey having some late Friday night dinner
Stacey having some late Friday night dinner
Mary and Kevin having a good time
Mary and Kevin having a good time
Scott going down and showing us how its done
Scott going down and showing us how its done
Lumme and Mary climbing 5
Lumme and Mary climbing 5
Lumme and Mary side by side climbing
Lumme and Mary side by side climbing
Kevin climbing
Kevin climbing
 

Album created on 2008-01-27 and last updated on 2008-01-27