Monday, December 19, 2011

Life in the Desert

The Tanks just got busy as the Christmas breakers are down in full-force.  Gone are the days you could waltz into the park at 10:00 and get straight to climbing as now you best start lining up at the gate 6:00am to ensure a spot on North Mountain, especial during the weekend.  Fortunately I've got plenty of hookups and I've been spending most of my time on tours with friends to the "guided only" areas of Hueco Tanks.  The perks of being a "local".

I've been climbing some almost everyday and my body feels like a train-wreck.  Amazingly I've been able to scrape myself up something almost everyday but the big-time projects are not the 4th-day-on variety so it looks like I'll be taking a real off day before my last day.  I've got one day to grow skin and one day to send everything in the Park.........we'll see how it goes.

Here are some numbers from my time in the States thus far
Days in USA: 13
Days climbing: 10
Days climbing in a t-shirt: 5
New Problems ascended:  9
Percentage of meals that were wrapped in a tortilla:  85%
Flappers: 2
Showers: 1 (I'll be taking number two in a few minutes)
Compliments on hair:  1 (I'm pretty sure she was being sarcastic)
Skype sessions with Lina and Hammie in Sweden:  5
Girls I'm desperately missing:  2

Here are a few lifestyle pictures from the Desert


 Shepard's Pie with a bacon-lattice.  Amazing

 Andy, Guide extraordinaire and the mastermind of the bacon-lattice 


 The Tanks, aka my backyard

 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 Desert plants



Kim said...

Sounds/looks amazing Walker!

Bummel said...

Aaaaa! Jag vill oxå!

Anonymous said...

Two flappers in ten days? You're not trying enough.


Robert said...

Damn that looks like heaven dude!
Some day...

walkerkearney said...

the desert is paradise! swedish invasion next winter?