Friday, June 20, 2014

may 2014 #fmsphotoaday



   

begins with j: jumbo size // snack... street tacos! // collection... of tomatoes // us

   

4pm // from down low: my mom working out // taken from above: #bodanzalezboda gift bags // blue... skies in tucson, not the case in dallas.

   

favorite... people // in the garden... taking wedding photos // mother // ready... for our next adventure

   

i spy... a mule deer! // lines // from where i walk // create... a guest book 

   

bag... of produce for $10 // something i drew // alone // waiting... on the fedex guy

   

card... from rcg // free // black + white: xmen credits // sunrise

    

neighborhood... my hood is the wilderness // pet // meal: trout salad on our new plates // unique: one of the things i love about the earth

  

negative space // side view // sunset





Wednesday, June 18, 2014

bishop, california



 

the end goal of our meanderings through northern arizona and southern utah was bishop, california. situated southeast of yosemite, north of kings canyon & sequoia parks on the west and death valley on the east, bishop is supposed to have some the best bouldering in the united states. there are two main areas to boulder: the buttermilks and the happy & sad boulders, with two different kinds of rock. according to bishop bouldering by wills young, the only climbing book you should buy for the area, there are almost 2000 problems in bishop! we were so overwhelmed by the options that we ended up hanging out at the happy boulders our whole visit! honestly, i think it would take weeks to check out all of the routes, which means we'll definitely have to visit again. and i'm totally ok with that; bishop is a pretty cute town with plenty of places to eat, a rad gear shop, and super relaxing hot springs.






 



 




fyi: trout season starts the last weekend of april in the bishop and mammoth lakes area and there is a lot of fly fishing, in case you're into that kind of thing.




there are a ton of campgrounds in and around bishop,
but one of the best places is the pleasant valley pit campground.
just outside of town, near the happy and sad boulders, 
it's open from november to may, ie. bouldering season, and costs $2 a night. 
there's also the pleasant valley campground just down the road;
it's open all year and costs $10 a night.