- October 1-5: Allison and I traveled to the Grand Canyon with her sister and brother in law where we hiked, camped and even floated down the mighty Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry.
From Grand Canyon, AZ, 2008-10-01
- October 10-12: Allison and I drove to Boulder, CO to attend George and Courtney's wedding. It was a beautiful, intimate evening wedding and it even snowed a bit! On the way up to Boulder we managed to get in a few hours of climbing at Shelf Road Saturday morning. Otherwise, it was a drizzly and cool weekend.
- October 17-18: Dan and I had a great time hiking some 13,800'+ peaks in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The weather was amazing and the hiking fantastic. On Friday we hiked 20 miles and 4,800' vertical up Rio Grande Pyramid and Saturday was a 13 mile, 4,200' vertical day up Half Peak.
From Rio Grande Pyramid, 2008-10-17
- October 25-26: I got out for a nice 13 mile loop run with David Coblentz through Bandelier National Monument.
After the run I joined Allison, James and Nate at the Dungeon for a bit of climbing. Allison came so close (one small slip) to sending the project she's been working on this month, Gangland, 5.12b.
From Bandelier Run, 2008-10-25
On Sunday I went up to Sugarite State Park with Bill, Chris, Mark, Minesh and Rose for some enjoyable basalt climbing in a secluded location.
From Sugarite State Park, 2008-10-26
It's been a great October so far! November promises to be a great month too with a continuation of great weather in the near future and some great trips planned with friends. Also, my sister and her family will be coming back to New Mexico for bit between moving from Hawaii to the Seattle area so that'll be great too.