|Half Dome, Pre Government Shutdown|
|Scarface, 5.11, Indian Creek, Utah|
|Canyonlands National Park, during Government Shutdown|
|Ancient Art, 5.8, Fischer Towers, Utah|
|Summit to Bar in 2 hours|
|Speaks for itself.|
I think the answer is a little of both. Between work and play, I manage to spend less time in front of the computer; this is good. Unfortunately, between work and student load payments, I didn't spend as much time going on epic adventures either. This summer I have seemingly found the perfect balance of work and play. Yoga in the morning, play all day, work nights, sleep, repeat.
|Saturday Climbing at Klinger Springs|
|Paddle Board Yoga... It's a thing.|
If you look past late nights, tired feet, unpleasant customers (they are few, luckily) and kitchen temperatures approaching that of the surface of the sun, it's a charmed life. I've enthusiastically jumped into sports new and old: mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, over-aggressive trail running and yoga in every imaginable location. I've managed to climb once a week at least and spend plenty of time drinking beer in the sun.
|Biking Surveyors Ridge|
|Playing up at Mt Hood|
The thing about a new town... it's not always easy to meet new people. While Peter spent his summer wearing a dirty trench up and down Mt. Rainier, I remembered how great it is sometimes to fly solo.