Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vacation Photos: Day Two

For the second day of our trip, we decided to climb on the Good Medicine Wall at Ruth Lake. Our guide book neglected to mention one tiny detail about the hike in - the HUGE scree pile that we had to scramble up at the base of the cliff! If this doesn't scream "broken ankle", then I don't know what does...
Here's my husband starting up the climb named Sun Dog (rated 5.8).
And here's my Mom on the same climb:

The cliff was laid out to simultaneously keep us in the shade AND funnel wind down on us. We thought we were going to freeze to death! (That's why you are looking at pictures of climbers in jackets, not tank tops.) Other than the temperature, it was a great day - fun climbs and (amazingly enough) no broken ankles!


Susan said...

Go Mom!

Becky said...

Haha, that's awesome that your mom rock climbs!!