09: The Great White Buffalo
Adventures Closer to Home

Adventures Closer to Home

We finished our Great Northern Rockies Roadtrip with a spur-of-the-moment push south, back home to Colorado, to spend the weekend in Escalante climbing with Team Duck Tape.

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Stephane gears up for the only climb we could find in the shade.
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A curvaceous crack.
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Happy to be on some rock again.
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Cooling off in a nearby creek.

 

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A fun weekend with friends. And yes, we do look like we just popped out of a toaster. It was that hot.

 

 

We spend a solid 4.5 days in Montrose: Stephane chasing job possibilities, me working and setting up my portfolio in hopes of drumming up more contract gigs. Myra gets a bone stuck in her intestine and after several trips to the vet, we confirm she has cleared it (paid $100 for the x-ray to prove this, even after me digging through every piece of her poo). It’s Friday – let’s roll out.

 

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The little “town” of Sargents, CO (it’s more like a gas station / general store, mechanic, post office, and six homes), a couple hours east of Montrose, is our stomping ground for the weekend.

 

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It’s a dirt biking (the boys) / trail running (me & Myra) kind of weekend. The weather is cool and the mountains await..

 

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Tom poses next to Charlie’s new 450 “death bike”.

 

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The indomitable Shadow Cruiser.

 

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Bones and such.

 

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A shout out to Gilbert and Andrew – two hunters I met while on a trail run. They lent me one of their extra orange safety vests so that I wouldn’t be mistaken for a deer or elk while running. THANK YOU, boys! I did return your vest and hope that I dropped it at the right camp spot!

 

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Campfire jamb session – pass the tequila.

 

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Myra dreams of a tasty, grilled chicken thigh.

 

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Charlie & Tom

 

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After three days of fun, time to head back to MoTown. Stephane guides The Great White Buffalo down a steep section.

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