Visiting the homeland -back to Seattle via Spokane

Trip Start Jan 14, 2009
Trip End May 2010

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

After our wonderful visit to Jackson, we headed home to Washington.  Our first stop was chez Jon Jantz!  He took us to Deep Creek where we enjoyed some awesome climbing in some incredibly hot temps!  Deep Creek has steep sport climbs that are around 80-100 feet long with most of the climbing in the 5.11-5.13 range.  The climbs are well-featured, but extremely pumpy! 

Ben and Lindsey showing some teamwork as they prep for the hard, steep climbing of Deep Creek.

Ben leading "the warm up" - The Roach, 11b

Lindsey taking a turn at working the starting sequence to another steep climb

When the locals arrived in the early evening to climb, they brought with them their babies!  Here's one of them trying a sip from Jon's Moose Drool! After Spokane and a few lovely stops on the way home, we finally arrived back in Seattle to complete our Rock and Road around the US!  We had a pile of errands to run to get ready for our next segments of the trip: Vancouver Island, then hunting in Northern BC and then we'll be off to our next international travel portion (China, Nepal, India, SE Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji). 

To all of our friends who made it to the Park Pub, you get to be on the blog!!  Lucky for you!! ;)   But a big thanks to those who shuffled their schedules to make it out!  It was awesome to see you all. 

Handsome mates aren't they? Ben and John about to make out.

Josh and Katie prepping for the Phish show!

Only one word can describe Betsy and Jim's face off - dead serious

Alpine Dave showing us all how to alpine mantel

Ray, Alexa, Ben and Lindsey - it's like old days back at the 617 house!

Day and Lindsey freakin'
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eherrera on

You were born to climb mountains
I am thinking about if mountains were made just for you both, to climb them. Thanks to share with us these wonderful adventure!

Very best wishes,

krista.mcmillan on

What?? Ben is wearing a wig?
Never seen such a sight!! Great pics guys! Ben, check out my facebook pics from biking in Quebec, Vermont and NY; good times!!

bye for now!
a message from Hal Johnson and Joanne McCloud...'Keep fit and have fun!'

pinepunk on

scary neo-hippies!

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