We’re into our final week here in Bishop before we fly east for Rios’ wedding. After the wedding we’ll fly back to Los Angeles to make our way slowly back across the country (with another brief stop in Bishop, of course!) I’m not feeling as strong as I had hoped to at this point and Mandala is looking as unattainable as ever, but its been a fun and cathartic few weeks and Angie has been steadily progressing toward her goal of climbing at the V3 level with a new level of focus unseen until now.
I also caught my first rainbow trout yesterday which was very exciting. Unfortunately he seemed a little small (about 20 cm) so I threw him back – but hopefully more to come on this front!
Here are a few pics from the last few weeks up here:
Angie on one of her Big Projects for the trip: Funky Tut at the Buttermilks
Hillary setting up for the drifter move on High Plains Drifter
Angie sending her project, Sunburst Seahorse at the Happies
Tung flexing for the camera on Evilution
And Jeffers also on Evilution
Toby making it look easy at the Happies
Liz posing at the top of the same slab (as usual!)
And Angie making her way up the same problem
Liz gliding through the Iron Man Traverse
Me demonstrating the correct fall technique on Jedi Mind Tricks
Me dispatching a long-time project at the Buttermilks, Stained Glass
Toby trying to teach us how to cast more elegantly on the Owens River
Major disappointment at finding the road to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest snowed in!
Chad’s new route at the Sads, The Abolitionist
Christina on Flyboy Stand
Chris working the Bowling Pin
My project for this trip (and probably the next few too!), the Mandala
Well, that’s all for now folks!