Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015


Words from Rhonda Rousey

“I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be. And I call it a do-nothing bitch,” Rousey said in a UFC vlog earlier this summer...“A kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious when people say my body looks masculine or something like that. Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f—ing millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f— because there’s not a single muscle in my body that isn’t for a purpose. Because I’m not a do-nothing bitch.”

Sunday, September 06, 2015

cathedral peaks

Five pitches of climbing in violently windy weather. There is a certain joy in suffering, when you know at the end of the day there is beer and warm food waiting for you. The simplest pleasures in life bring extreme happiness after a suffer fest. You take nothing for granted! Perhaps this is why we do it?
Cathedral by no means is a difficult climb, but conditions were harsh. After losing the trail in the dark woods, no food, no water, and twelve hours since we last ate. I was DONE. Compass, you saved my life :D

Saturday, August 15, 2015


A forest in the heart of SF. 
A eucalyptus forest at that! 
For an evening hike, wandering the trails 
and breathing in that lovely eucalyptus aroma 
made for a wonderful dinner spot. 
BYOBento box, 
(and next time I won't forget the wine!) 
And while the sun is starting to set, 
a stop at Tank Hill is a must. 
After hiking, nothing beats a stop 
at Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley. 
Happy Weekend! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

haystack, lovers leap, tahoe

Lovers Leap, a beautiful place with tons of climbing in one small little valley.  Went up Haystack with Gabe, a 5 star, 3 pitch gem. Tres magnifique!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

angel island

A breezy ferry ride away, is a tiny island with hiking trails to amazing vistas. The top of Mt. Livermore makes for a beautiful picnic spot with 360 views of the bay. While eating lunch, we watched over the city...

The past of this island holds some sorrow. The "Ellis Island of the West" was a stopping point for mainly Asian immigrants, majority of them Chinese. Along the lead painted walls, are traces of poetry, carved into walls from detainees, (some of whom were here for two years!) I can't imagine how homesick and lonely it must have been.

"If you think you have it tough, read history books." -Bill Maher