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Yogi Bear

Postby ryanl » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:27 pm

It's been so long since I posted anything I'm not sure if I remember how....

It's been a weird almost 6 months now since I had surgery. When I tore my acl a few years ago I fell into a severe depression and came out of rehab starved for activity. This time, I haven't had the same hunger. Something about finding the thrill of adventure in the balance of living happily day to day seems to have paced my alpine reintegration. So I'm hesitant to post here amidst Naomi's Radness, Ross's hardness, Justin's jet setting-ness, Marq's marq-ness, and Sky's general sickness. But y'all are like family so what the hell.

I just got back from a trip to Bozeman for some leisure. Got to walk some greens with my Mom:


and watch my parents and Merica eat a St. Louis style smoked pig in front of me:


One of the nice things about having family in Bozeman is that I don't feel rushed to find the plums when I visit. Merica and I were in chill mode so we decided on some super easy cragging one afternoon. And what's more chill than Yogi Bear?


Bozeman has many attractions. Which is probably why the first and only people we saw all day asked if we were bird watchers

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Bozeman choss, er, limestone:

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Pitch 2.jpg

Looking down on yogi.jpg

Nothing like a few fun pitches with a fun trail-less hidden arch cruxed walk off and a super fun always smiling partner to make me remember why I like climbing so much.




Thanks Merica for taking all these great photos!

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby teleross » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:27 am

Yeah dawg!
from on the beach

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby skykilo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:54 am

Congratulations, back in the saddle!
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from Santa Fe

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby huevón » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Nice windy road to happiness, lotsa great rocks and slopes on the way!
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are we there yet?
from el mundo

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby E_$ » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:25 pm

looks like good routes, times and food! Merica's constant smile is contagious.
i commend your balanced approach to recovery. now let's go climb something, stat.
imminent whippage

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby DonJuanPakistan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:09 pm

Muy bueno. Muy, muy bueno.

Ryan, would you ever move back to Montana? Seems pretty nice...
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Trippin' travellin'.
from Seattle, Washington

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby ryanl » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:13 am

I've thought about Montana in the future. Lot's be had there for sure.

Re: Yogi Bear

Postby naomig » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:41 pm

I like all the pictures you post of you and Merica climbing together. It always looks like so much fun. Glad your arm is all good again too. Yay!

It's true that you suffer way less during rehab if you just accept that you can't go out doors for a while and welcome all the other parts of life that can bring happiness. I'm happy for you that you found that this time :)

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