In order improve on the technical skills that we
needed, we have had a few training trips:
June 10-14th Trinity Alps.
Deborah has spent 20 minutes per person pre-taping ALL of the girls’ feet to
prevent blisters on our journey, we discover that just a quarter mile
down the trail we have to ford a stream. Since Adrian has never seen the
likes of a blister on his feet, he gallantly offers to carry each girl across
the stream so their feet will not get wet, and their taping will stay intact.
Meanwhile, Adrian’s feet slosh around in wet boots for the rest of the trip,
never really drying out. Nine miles of uneventful uphill hiking later, we and
our heavy packs arrive at what has to be our most deluxe campsite ever.
Gorgeous views, a perfect granite slab for a kitchen, no mosquitoes, and a
grill for our hamburgers. We are ecstatic.... The full
pictures of Trinity Trip).
May 30th weekend we set out on our
own to Herring Creek Dome to try out our skills while everything was still
fresh from last weekend. It turned out to be an excellent day, and we all felt
more confident about being prepared for our week this summer! (Flickr
pictures of Herring Creek Dome).
May 23-24th. Climbing clinic with an excellent guide, Dave Miller, who
gave us training specifically for alpine style rock climbing that we would
need in the Palisades. (Flickr Pictures)
"Thank you for allowing us to know our climb is making a difference. Your
contribution to City Of Hope will support important research to help find a
cure for cancer and motivate us to make each summit!