Instead of thinking about the means, I reminisced instead and thought about all the climbs I've done in some of these places and why I want to go back. Wyoming, Utah, and South Dakota have interesting terrain, but the real reason I want to climb there again is because I have such vivid memories spending time with people I adore and trust. And I wouldn't mind getting back on some of the classic climbs I feel I made my personal mark on.
I couldn't find the guidebook for Shelf Road or Clear Creek Canyon, but those are two areas where I would go back to in a heartbeat. Plus, I have some unfinished business there. Hueco and Rocktown and other places down south are top on my list if only I could convince myself and my bank account that quick weekend trips might be all I could manage at this point in my life.
I love guidebooks!
And I love winter vacation because some of my best scheming comes from this down-time. Aside from thinking about climbing, family trips, and weekend outings, there's also that marathon I'm running in June.
I almost forgot about that.
I love vacation, guidebooks, and plotting!