My boyfriend and I just recently purchased a great tent from REI from the Memorial Day sale. When we camped at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch about a month ago, we never practiced setting it up before going. Because, how hard is it to set up a tent, right? How many people do you think it takes a set up a tent in…..30 minutes? 1? 2? How about 4! It took our small climbing group over half an hour to set up a two-person tent. Don’t judge us- it was weird. This past weekend, it took my boyfriend and I about 5 minutes. SUCCESS. Setting up tents = Rocket Science; no big deal. We even saw this beauty camped a few spots away from us:
Car camping at it’s finest. A retro VW van is my dream car!
Dalton and I had a fantastic time at the ranch this past weekend. We realized that our climbing endurance is non-existant and couldn’t climb half of what we wanted to climb on Saturday as to not burn ourselves out on Sunday, but apparently it was a lot easier than we thought. Sunday was mildly pathetic. On Saturday, we both redpointed the same climb we had tried the month before; Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 5.11a. This will be my hardest redpoint to date! YAY for only sport climbing 4 times in my life! I tried Crimp Scampi 5.10d on Sunday for the second time and I was so worn out that I climbed worse on it than when I climbed it the previous month. I did try a fun 40ft 5.11b called Spartacus. I completed it with 3 falls and wouldn’t mind going back to redpoint. The crux is super crimpy which is totally my climbing style. It was such a great trip, but I’m afraid it is the last one until the Fall. Sunday temperatures quickly rose to 90 by noon. Such a bummer!
I made a simple granola this week and it turned out great! My biggest issue with homemade granola is there are never enough clusters when I make it. Granola without clusters is like a weird/bad trail mix. Seriouseats suggested using egg white in granola is a better binding agent. I must admit, it provided far more clusters than my previous granola recipe. It only calls for 1 egg white. Next time, I will try two. I substituted pecans for walnuts because I had a massive bag in my freezer. I also omitted the dried fruit to take down on cost.