I was extremely excited last spring, but this year, I feel it even more. All of my effort and training for this trip has left me psyched beyond belief. I want it more than ever.
I am now armed with some of the best and lightest gear to be able to climb faster and harder. The climbing shop in my bedroom has been compressed into haul bags, and is ready to be stuffed into my old Honda Wagon where I will make the 1200 mile trek out to the valley.
I'll be spending my last weekend at my parent's house, where I will have my last chance to consume a surplus of calories. Good vibes and encouragement from my Mom and Dad is always a great way to start a climbing trip.