I learned a new local PDX term this week.... FAKE OUT FEBRUARY. Apparently it happens every year where you think spring is here... and then you get more SNOW!!!!!! Growing up in the snowiest place in the world has created a very soft spot in my ❤️for snow :) I can never get enough!!! How is everyone else feeling about this fake out feb? Even Cali is getting some chillier weather!
This is what 41 looks like on me —
After being out-voted for where to climb, yesterday my friends and I decided to head up to the Gold Wall near Jamestown, a hush hush crag on private property. About a mile from the trailhead, we stopped for gas when I noticed snow flurries which quickly turned into snow. I look at the guys and they responded most confidently that it wouldn’t be an issue. Riiight. Good thing I brought many, many layers including my “double puff” jacket, hand warmers, beanie, fleece, and more. You see there are two things I loathe most: being cold and mosquitoes.
Surprisingly, by the time we arrived at the trailhead the sun popped out. This was the first route I’ve climbed outside in many months. I’m not exactly sure about sport climbing. I’m a trad girl. This is me looking up at the rest of the top rope torture above (11a on freezing cold rock) not feeling my fingertips.
So despite the cold and seemingly hard routes, it was great to get outside again. I know some of you enjoy my adventures so I’m trying to motivate myself to keep sharing. I go through periods when I don’t have enough in me to get beyond the day. I have to force myself to go do hard things, meet new people, get outside my comfort zone. But, I’m happy. I enjoy the light as much as the dark. The toil and suffering are part of life and I never regret it.
He’s my summit fever,
my mountain where I’d run to.
When you find a man who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when others put you down, or will ride like a wind just to see you’re doing ok, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will kiss your head when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who hugs you when you screw up, who will adventure and make unending future plans with you, who will hold your hand and promises your forever - I swear, you have found Chad. @life_is_goodoutdoors
What else can I say? He’s the “King of Extra.” My most favorite picture and I won’t take this down, sorry!🤪 I’m happy when you’re happy. Happy __th🤗
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