Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Earth Shadow

If you stand on the top of the highest boulder on Old Rag mountain there is a pothole. When its not windy and the pothole isn't full of water you can stand up on its perfectly flat bottom and see 360 degrees. You can look around and feel like a million bucks, and if its a night like last Friday you could feel even better than that. As we stood on top of the world a full moon rose to the East. Simultaneously to the West a full sun was setting and the feeling was spectacular. After the sun fell behind Hawksbill mt. we watched the moon continue to rise and a perceptibly circular Earth shadow was cast on Falquier, Rappahannock, and Madison Counties. I wish you could have seen it.

There are some pretty cool things to see in this park and if you are too lazy to hire a guide so we can show you them in person well then I guess here's a couple of pics. I hope these will entice you to stop farting around on your computer either hire us, or go find this stuff on your own. The below are a couple pics of columnar jointed basalt found in SNP. Sometimes we climb on the stuff, sometimes we just step back and look at it because it's so darn cool.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Fashion

New fall apparel just in! Hope you get a chance to stop out and see this colorful line!

I have to think long and hard before I put an image like this next one up. It probably scares away more people than it attracts, but we lead hikes in the real world, so here it is unedited. It's a Garter snake eating a cute, little, harmless, helpless toad with his arms outstretched to heaven. Sorry.

Monday, October 04, 2010

"As Close As...

...we can come to flying."
-Margaret Young, aviator and alpinist.

Just a couple pictures from climbing in Shen in the last week.

"Climbing may be hard, but it's easier than growing up."
-Ed Sklar
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