Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally...more of the end...

After our fill of Easter candy we hung out and around Tucson for a few days

Free camping spot outside of Tucson, it was nice cause it was so close to town- but not so nice cause it was so close to town.

Look there are oranges everywhere- we couldn't figure out why no one was eating these from the trees, until we grabbed a handful from a bank parking lot. As Mike drove the get-away van he popped open the orange and shoved half of it into his mouth. Very juicy, VERY Sour, Very funny.

Cactus filled hillside- We were attempting to find a climbing area- long pretty hike, lots of neat rocks, no climbing areas to be found.

The red rocks of Sedona AZ

So the first time we took Goonie to a body of water he jumped in with reckless abandon. We thought, looks like we've got a water dog...This is what happened the next time...

A quick stop in Oak Creek Canyon, the Atlantis area. It was here where I had one of my scariest climbing falls. We were on a climb that apparently hadn't been climbed very often. While I was going up to the 3rd clip, my right hand hold broke...and then my left hand hold broke and suddenly I was falling backwards through the air, and still falling, and umm still falling... (there was some yelling and obscenities involved at this point) and then finally the rope went taught, and I was about 2 inches above the ground. (There was some blubbering and crying involved at this point). I made my way back up to the 2nd clip grabbed our gear and carefully down-climbed and got out of there.

We showed up in Flagstaff to pick up our mountain bikes that were being sent to a bike shop there. While we were waiting we got in some climbing and met the friendliest dog. Both Goonie and Baxter had a blast. We named him Big Dog.

As you can see, Baxter was pretty focused on one thing...

The New Bikes

Look at all those pine trees. The view from our campspot in Flagstaff right by the trail

More to come soon...

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