Great weather in the Gorge

Our friend Mike and his family couldn’t have picked a better weekend for some climbing in Owen’s River Gorge outside Bishop, California. Unusually warm sunny days provided perfect conditions. Piñons campsite Canyon view from elblow room Canyon moonrise Lower gorge entrance River crossing Hiking out Our routes: Phoenix 5.7, Iceberg 5.9, PD Time 5.7, Pet…

2014 Wrap Up

This year has been like no other for us, in a few ways. Ann gets a Salpingo-Oophorectomy That’s short for when one of your ovaries turns into a monster that must be chopped into bits and extracted through a straw. This was an ordeal on many fronts. The things that went wrong were survivable, and…

Virginia Peak Bush Whack and Road Hike

Continuing our efforts to visit obscure peaks, we give up on Clark Mountain after finding the easy access from the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Park prohibited. Instead we drive into the Pah Rah range, where we find a road leading up Virginia peak. Instead of driving we park and hike, doing some bush whacking and talking to…