14. Land of Enchantment
The Promised Land
For this trip, it was a toss-up between ice climbing in Silverton or rock climbing at The Promised Land. Since we have the rest of the winter ahead of us and the warm days of Fall are dwindling, we were excited that the gang was up for rock.
Meeting up with friends for some fun in the sun at The Promised Land.
Stéphane at the crux.
Getting on the sharp end of things.
Hugo enjoys “the swing”
Hugo and Uncle Tom.
Hugo enjoying some Aunt Melisa time.
Hugo working his mountain biking skills.
Water beers at the end of the day.
We love Alan!
Hugo rode his bike around camp, ran around with the dogs, played harmonica around the campfire at night, and enjoyed way too much hot chocolate before bed one evening (and proceeded to wet the bed the next morning – doh, rookie move). Regardless, good times.
Great weekend, great friends.
It got C-O-L-D when the sun went down. We burned a lot of wood to keep warm.
Off to climb again! Hugo leads the way.
Me halfway up “Blood Sweat, and Cleavage” – Melisa put this one up when we were here last year – one of the few trad routes on the crag. This year Tom brought his bolt kit and added a proper anchor at the top.
Hanging out in between climbs.
The boys on a wood-gathering mission for night #2.
Hugo found a stage and performed “Itsy-Bitsy Spider”, ‘Ba Ba Black Sheep”, and “The Muffin Man” to the crowd below.
Stéphane belays me on Muffin Mountain, two fun little routes just down the road from camp.
Pizza and brew at Three Barrel Brewery on the way home. Another wonderful weekend in the books! Looking forward to winter and Hugo’s first experiences skiing!