During our rest day (Wednesday) Chad and I decided to donate blood. I think this could be some of the reason for my lack of climbing strength the last few days of our trip. It may have kept me from sending John Deere but i feel pretty good about things. I gave it an honest effort, learned a lot, and realized i am capable of more than what i think i am. Not only that, according to the lady who drew my blood, i saved three lives in six minutes and forty-seven seconds. Now that's a proud send... I'll be back for John Deere but for now, it's time to party in Seattle for the week...
Some of my favorite things about Riggins...
Afternoon beach life!
Not having to deal with the negative energy of rock snobs and elitist's.
Good movement and steep stone.
Good milkshakes at the Back Eddy Grill.
I had the great pleasure to sit around the camp fire on our last night in Riggins with the legendary, Tedd Thompson. We talked about our mutual friends like Bingham and Stoger. The past. The future. History of the City of Rocks, Leslie Gulch, and Riggins. I've heard so many crazy stories of Tedd's wild ways over the years. I never really formed any sort of opinion of him as it's not in my nature to judge someone I've never even met. And I'm glad i didn't as it might have been a completely different direction. In a matter of hours I came to know a kind, passionate, and motivated new friend.
Tedd Thompson, Dean Lords, Scott ??, and Jeff Landers.
Chad Jr. teaching some of the local kids at the city park.