Monday, March 17, 2008

Headin' to the Hills

For those who know me well or frequent this blog, you know that rock climbing is probably my favorite thing to do in the whole world. In the past year it really has consumed my free time, thoughts, and checking account. In 10 days I will be heading west to the Black Hills of SD for 3 days of backpacking, hiking, camping, and most importantly, rock climbing.

On Tuesday night, March 25, myself and 4 or 5 others will set out. We will park our vehicle at Camp Judson, near Mount Rushmore, and hike about an hour into the wilderness to rough it for 3 days. This whole backpacking thing is new to me, so I feel slightly less than prepared. For example, my friend David and I spent about an hour this afternoon searching for just the right "spork". We didn't want spoon AND fork. We didn't need a knife. It needed to be strong yet light. And then there it was...God's gift to cutlery. What could be better than a spoon and fork thrust into harmonious union, and all for $1.99. You really can't beat that.

I will keep you posted as to our ongoing preparations and the success of the trip in future blogs. As for now...pray that we don't get snowed out or eaten by a bear. BTW..."Bears Eat Beets".

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