Friday, August 24, 2007

Let's hear It for Plan B

Well the plan was to climb Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route.
As usual things turned out a little differently.

We did indeed climb the Mountaineer's Route up to Lower Boy Scout Lake, which is something we've done before (I keep forgetting what a tough climb and descent it is). But once we got up there Terri was ill and though she did recover, she wasn't looking forward to repeating the same scenario 2 or 3 times as we progressed up the mountain. I was doing so-so and could tell I would get more ill over time so I was agreeable to changing plans.

So instead we:
  • spent the next day at LBSL bouldering and scrambling (it's an unheralded bouldering paradise)
  • descended the next day and traveled back via Santa Barbara and Monterey
In short, it was surprisingly - a blast.

This will have to be a whole series of blog entries as if I try to fit it in in one go, I'll never finish.

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