It was time for a break. Between classes, thesis work, and the well known syndrome of Being In Town Too Long, Mike decided that he could afford to take a few days and get away from it all. Since freelancing has slowed for the time being, it was easy for me to say “I’m in!”
A quick weather check revealed changeable but improving—and not too hot—weather for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just west of Las Vegas. Water jugs filled: check. Climbing gear, ropes and packs: check. Running stuff: check. Beer: check. Stovetop steamer for those sunrise lattes: check.
And they’re off … we pointed The Sprinter south on Rte. 95, and after a tasty Mexican-food lunch in Fallon, made the 8-hour drive in one long day. We got in a trail run, some great routes on the colorful sandstone of Red Rocks, desert camping replete with wildflowers, and—yes—sunrise lattes. Enjoy the pictures!