Ten Sleep Wyoming – By Valarie Tes Anderson

For the first installment of Hidden Corners we will be visiting the small town of Ten Sleep Wyoming. My dear friend Valarie Anderson sure did her research on this one. THE WILD BLUE YONDER Valarie Tes Anderson I’m a California native. While there is an endless supply of outdoor arenas to visit in my home state, they…

Hiking : Middle Palisade

Elevation- 14,019 Distance- 12 miles round trip ( An estimate – the last part of the hike is off trail) Oh Eastern Sierra, how I love thee. The only part I do not love is having to wait till 8am at the Ranger Station surrounded by pushy Mt. Whitney hikers just so I can get…

To The Sierra Nevada With Love

Over the past few years I have fallen in love with the California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. Since moving to California I have become a self proclaimed desert rat, odd for a girl from Maine. But something about the high alpine lakes and the lichen covered granite of the Sierras remind me of home. Since…

Womans Climbing Day: Joshua Tree National Park

My friend Valarie Anderson recently had the wonderful idea of an all woman climbing trip. We loaded up the cars and headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. It was such a pleasure to spend the day climbing with a group of strong kick ass women. Here are a few photos from the day. If you…

To a New Year: Part Two

The second half of my new year’s weekend was spent climbing in New Jack City. I am not typically one for sport climbing, I prefer the security of cracks over tiny little face holds which I put no trust in. I will gladly make an exception for New Jack City however. The dark rocks, the…

Photo Essay: A very merry Joshua Tree birthday

Just a few shots from my friend Chelsea’s birthday weekend at Joshua Tree. We had so much fun climbing I barely took any pictures. I think these few sum up the weekend pretty well.

Joshua Tree is Magic

As luck would have it I had the good fortune to spend the last two weekends in Joshua Tree National Park. J-Tree is my home away from home. When the days begin to grow cooler is when I begin to feel the draw of the high desert. I go to climb, to feel the sun…