Susan and I have been sitting at a stand still on I-40 somewhere in Arkansas for the last 30 minutes thanks to construction. (This baffles me considerably as I don’t quite understand why traffic would be stopped entirely for a planned event like construction. But I digress…) I couldn't think of a better time for a blog update!
|The rear seat of our car safely unbolted and in Sam's closet|
The take-home point is that we’re heading west! In two days, after a quick detour to visit some friends in Santa Fe, we will be at Red Rock Canyon, just west of Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll spend a little more than a week there climbing some of the best and longest multipitch rock climbs in the country. We are both incredibly psyched.
Equally cool, our friend Sam Latone will be joining us for this venture, as well as a 3 - 4 week foray at Joshua Tree, California after we’re done in Vegas. The only downside to this is, as usual, my least favorite of things, logistics. (Perhaps not my least favorite, but definitely easiest to lament.)
Sam will fly out to meet us at the Vegas airport later this week. When we pick Sam up, our car will have to accommodate not only a third person, but also gear for three people. Thanks to Sam’s ingenious idea, we created a bit more room by unbolting and removing two of the rear seats. Now, we have the luxury of a car that when fully-packed looks like this (minus, of course, Sam himself):
|Gear for 3 people for 40 days in the desert|