Boulder Firsts

16 Oct

It’s only Saturday evening and it’s already been a fantastic weekend.  It all started on Friday afternoon when I walked into the kitchen at work (yes, I have a new job – wahoo)!  We  don’t just have any ordinary kitchen at work though, it’s almost fully equipped with a refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, dishes, microwave – basically everything you need except a stove and oven.  For a work kitchen, it’s pretty deluxe.

Well on Friday afternoon my best guess is that someone really had a craving for camp cooking or they were testing out a recipe for a future issue of the magazine because they whipped up something tasty on this sweet camp stove!  I’m so glad that part of someone’s job at my office is to test trail recipes out on the camp stove.  Nice!

After work I made my way into town to meet up with my friend Chris, from Jackson, WY.  We grabbed dinner and his dog William kept us company.

Chris was in town promoting Teton Gravity Research‘s new film Light the Wick. The film captured a bunch of skiers sometimes gliding, sometimes falling down huge mountains in Alaska, Croatia and Jackson, WY.  

Part of the film included a 3-D segment; while the idea was great the execution was poor in this particular flick.  Although the 3-D effects were lacking, the glasses rocked.  Here is Gewn sporting the custom made specs.

On Saturday morning, the bunch of us (Chris, Gwen, Erik and myself) decided to climb the 3rd Flatiron.  Truth be told, this was my first multi-pitch climb ever.  I’ve climbed in Alaska once while on belay from a top rope but this was a new experience.

Here, Chris scopes out the very crowded route.  He was a stellar climbing partner and I felt completely safe with the gear he placed and the route he suggested.

We reached the summit a few hours later.  It was a great newbie route because at some points it was like climbing a ladder with the excellent foot and hand holds.  The view was stunning and you could see for miles.

The great Saturday was topped off with a great dinner with Paul, Patricia and Sean.


8 Responses to “Boulder Firsts”

  1. Andely October 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM #

    that wouldn’t happen to be a hat made by a certain monkey, would it?

    • Waffles October 17, 2010 at 2:20 PM #

      Yes – that is most definitely a Monkey Made hat! It of course had to go on the inaugural climb with me!

  2. Gramps October 17, 2010 at 9:32 AM #

    Neat, Liz!

  3. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen October 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM #

    What a great weekend! Love your hat!!

  4. DirtProof October 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM #

    Soooo cool! What a fun weekend! Cuddling with a cute dog, camp food, climbing and monkey-made hats!

  5. Robin October 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM #

    Livin’ the life, my dear!
    Very cool!

  6. Jan Arno October 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM #

    Congratulations on the new job! Food, friends and fantastic adventures… seem to be settling in quite nicely!


  1. The Gunks - May 15, 2012

    […] enough, when I came home and plugged into the world wide web before bed I saw that my good friend, Liz, who’s just moved out to Boulder also spent the day climbing!!! What happy synchronicity from […]

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