Friday, October 30, 2009

The Honeymoon is Over (and was great!)

Amy and I just got back from our honeymoon a couple of weeks ago and what a great time it was. We checked out Vancouver (one of the coolest cities of all time) and then headed up into the mountains. We climbed several perfect and completely dry days in Squamish and even hit up the world famous downhill mountain bike park in Whistler. For two weeks we had absolutely perfect weather and managed to see some of the most beautiful places we have been so far. Climbing the Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park was a highlight....although not technically difficult, it was one of the prettiest views I have ever seen. The climbing in Squamish was actually a lot like here in North Carolina with maybe a few more splitters than we have. All in all it was an amazing experience and a perfect way to celebrate our marriage. We will definitely be back. As for the gear we used, I pretty much lived in the new Ultimate hoody the entire trip. If you haven't picked one of these up yet, you should! And of course, the Infinity is still my favorite rope of all time- the perfect weight, size for everyday abuse. So, if you haven't made it up there yet, put Squamish on your list and try to go in the Fall when you are likely to have good weather.

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