April 08, 2009

Life on the Road

Apparently my office on the road comes with cases of Busch Lite!
Too bad i don't drink???
This is the first time I've taken a road trip to just boulder. Yes you read that correctly - i am on a bouldering road trip! Does this compute, well I'm still trying to figure that one out.

H. Hanamaikai working a problem on the UMWA Boulder in Joes Valley. This picture may seem a bit washed out but is in fact taken during perfect sending conditions which means a full on white out blizzard. SICK....

This evening after our attempt at pebble wrestling, Hanamaikai and I check out the local burger place in Hunnington called the Star Grill and Fun Center while waiting to hear from Christine Balaz. The folks at the Star greeted us with warm hospitality, amazing food, and great entertainment. If you're spending any time at Joes Valley please stop by and visit Percy and his wife Janice. They are quality small town folks with great stories and a willingness to help in any way they can. I found their menu price friendly for traveling climbers on a budget. The building is an old bank built in 1907 and which boasts an encounter with the legendary Butch Cassidy. A tour of the old bank and it's basement vaults is a must for a rest day activity.

Wednesday nights at the Star offers an amazing old time country band of locals who rip it up and sing as good as Jonny Cash. Bring some extra cash for a tip as you will feel inclined to keep them coming back again and again.

I'll post again in a few days. Hopefully the weather will be a bit nicer tomorrow.