Devo's Blog

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yosemite night life

Sat eve here in Yosemite Valley and I'm at the Great Room in the Ahwahnee Lodge availing myself of the free wireless Internet and electricity to recharge my portable electronics. There's a wedding reception happening in an adjacent room with a raucous cover band, an odd juxtaposition it seems but that's the beauty of The Valley - so many here for so many reasons. So many is an understatement - it's crazy how many people are here over the weekend! Be glad when Monday comes and the crowds thin out again...

My first week was fun. Kurt, Jason, Rosann, Sean and I hung out, climbed a bit, relaxed a lot. Weather's been awesome - warmer at night than past years - Rosann never even needed the down booties I got her last Christmas (she hates being cold, esp. when camping!).

The cover band just started a rendition of "Twist an Shout"...

The big accomplishment of last week was when Kurt, Jason and I climbed the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral Rock, one of the classic Grade IV climbs in Yosemite, one of the Fifty Classic Climbs in North America and my first Grade IV climb ever. Suh-weet! :) Tomorrow Jason and I are going to climb Royal Arches - Jason's first and my second time on this classic big wall route.

I've tired of of the cover band and am now listening to my iTunes instead...

This morning there was a "change of the guard" per se as I drove to Fresno Yosemite International Airport and dropped off Kurt, Rosann and Sean and picked up guiding buddy Dave. First time in The Valley for Dave and he's jazzed - just what he needed after a long summer of guiding. Looking forward to climbing some rock with him again.

Cover band is done - phew. Macbook's just about charged up.

Time to sign off and catch some Z's. Big day tomorrow.



Anonymous Scot'teryx said...

Have fun down there Devo!

8:26 AM  

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