Trout Creek Sunrise
       
     
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White Sands National Monument New Mexico
       
     
Middle of Nowhere has it's own beauty...
       
     
Desert Boulder
       
     
Contemplation
       
     
View from Half Dome
       
     
El Capitan after a rainstorm
       
     
Half Dome Summit Sunset
       
     
View of Half Dome
       
     
Back to the family Ranch
       
     
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Trout Creek Sunrise
       
     
Trout Creek Sunrise

Climbing in the summer months is hot. Sometimes you need to wake up early to get your routes done, the reward can be gorgeous views like this.

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White Sands National Monument New Mexico
       
     
White Sands National Monument New Mexico

A Sunset on the dream like white sand dunes of New Mexico

Middle of Nowhere has it's own beauty...
       
     
Middle of Nowhere has it's own beauty...

Sometimes driving through obscure corners of the country can lead to fun discoveries. Old buildings hint at unknown stories of the past. 

Desert Boulder
       
     
Desert Boulder

Sometimes it is best to walk into the desert without any beta or a plan. You don't always get the best climbs in this way, but exploration is part of the experience just as much as crushing hard lines.

Contemplation
       
     
Contemplation

In anticipation of a climb, many emotions are experienced. Here Corey scopes desert splitters, perhaps contemplating what will happen next, or maybe he's just thinking about when lunch time will be...

View from Half Dome
       
     
View from Half Dome

Some people might say the purpose of climbing is for the view, while that may not be the only reason to climb, it certainly is a fantastic aspect.

El Capitan after a rainstorm
       
     
El Capitan after a rainstorm

The dramatic features of El Capitan are outlined by mist after a night of rain in Yosemite Valley.

Half Dome Summit Sunset
       
     
Half Dome Summit Sunset

The view from the summit of Half Dome is inimitable. Especially at sunset, and especially when experienced with good friends.

View of Half Dome
       
     
View of Half Dome

The morning after a rainstorm on top of El Capitan revealed a gorgeous view of Half Dome shrouded in clouds.

Back to the family Ranch
       
     
Back to the family Ranch

Vanellope, at my family's home away from home in Northern California. The sky opened up and made for some playful lighting over green and brown rolling hills on the drive in.

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