I recently moved out of camp 4. Rangers are getting more strict, and more climbers are getting busted for staying there. If I get a ticket ($160), my trip ends. I'm sick of going to sleep stressed about getting caught. I was cooking in the orchard parking lot, and this guy Andrew that I met a few weeks ago came by and told me he had a site in upper pines and I could come stay with him for a few nights. People go to bed later in the pines campgrounds... so I was having trouble sleeping because of the loud people. Midnight came around and I got a text from Sarah. She was off work, and we were going to go on some adventure.
She took me to the lost falls. It was about a mile bike ride, and a mile hike. It was really incredible. Even though you could only see what was in the beam of our headlamps, it was so awesome. I got back to the campground around 4:30am. I hate staying up late, but this was totally worth it.
This was the first porcupine I have ever seen. Sweet!
I keep getting bugs on my pants, and I keep taking pictures of them.
Up next!! I think I'm going to aid solo the west face of leaning tower in a push tomorrow. I'm really bummed because I think I have to bring two ropes to get off the thing. One extra rope adds a lot of extra time and weight. All I have is my lead rope that is now fat and most people wouldn't want to climb on it, and my heavy 11mm haul line. I was hoping there was a walk off.