The Lauers! Man their kids and our kids just HUNG-OUT on dirt and boulder pads talking stories (as my Chamorro islander fam says), laughing and hiking together. These are tried and true adventurous kids unfazed by all things crawly, dirty and natural. And they know how to get comfortable and safely party in the woods when their parents are climbing. Here they are:
Drippy and humid, we spent most of our time on the North Shore on problems familiar to me and Brad, but new to Jamie and Tom. I think we each earned any scabs and gnarly skin hangovers from today. Next time we're at Devils Lake together we'll have to get on different problems since Tom KILLED it and needs new quartzite routes to mark up. This is what went down today:
We warmed up on the Pottery boulders.
Tom's fans completely silent until his top-out when they applauded:
Jamie über strong on Venus Rising w/precision footwork and good focus:
Brad's impressive calm cool attempt on Venus Rising:
Tom made quick competent work of Venus Rising:
Here I am lovin' on the rock:
Anyone know what this flying insect is?
No matter how tired or busy you are, I hope you get lots of outside time this week!