Annie Get Your Gun
Trip Start Mar 23, 2010
29Trip End Feb 15, 2011
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The weather during the day is magnificent - low 30's but not humid at all, but the nights are really cold (0-5 degrees!) I am sleeping in four layers of clothing! The first two nights were a real shock to us. We both got almost no sleep because we were so cold. We then drove to Walmart and bought a king size doona. I even got some cardboard out of the bin and placed it under my mattress to stop the cold from coming up through the ground
The campground is full of climbers so we have met heaps of people (including some 'famous' climbers that we've only seen in magazines and movies). Lee is loving it.
Every third day, we have decided to drive to town (Glenbrook Springs) and have a shower in the local rec club, top up on food, check Internet etc.
Lee: The transition to camping has been a shock to the system, but after a week or so, we're in the groove. Up each morning late, coffee, breakfast, feed the chipmunks and then hit the cliffs. All the routes are hard here, even the 'easy' ones. We do a few in the morning, retire to camp for a long lunch and then head back out where I try to do something difficult. It's been pretty successful and I've managed to do a bunch of the well-regarded routes I have wanted to try.
The ground is very dusty at most of the cliffs, so we've taken to carrying our rope around in a lemon box. This generates lots of comments. I'm waiting to have my idea bought by a major climbing company.
The other nice activity has been fishing for the brown trout that are in the stream that runs through the canyon. We're just upstream from a hatchery, so there's plenty to be had. Lots of fun.
We have just a couple more climbing days here, then we travel west to explore Maple Canyon in Utah.