My roommate and his friend were planning to go to Mt. Bachelor touring (backcountry snowboarding) for a week so I voluntarily tagged along. Due to the weather I toured zero days. It’s actually desert climate in Bend but it did rain 3 out of 5 days when we were there.
The place I stayed has the cutest black cat - Jeans.
At the rainy day we couldn’t go out, we had a dumpling contest. He made the gluten free ones for his roommate.
The weather was actually great at the first day I was there. We took an advantage going to ride at Mt. Bachelor.
Cone-shape volcano terrain is very interesting… once you reach the summit you can go down anywhere. Wind blow snow makes the wave-like structure which is way fun. But there are some natural heat-venting holes somewhere… I almost fell into one.
I was super stoked to climb at Smith Rock one day. I came here the first time in Aug last year which was too hot. I haven’t climbed outdoor since December so I was a bit too scared to lead. I only led a few easy ones after the multi-pitch route.
I don’t know why I never blog about my amazing road trip last year climbing from Salt Lake City-Idaho-Oregon. I guess I spent too much time climbing than taking photos… DSLR is definitely too much sometimes when you have gears and rope in your backpack.
Then it started to rain 3 days in a row… also on the mountain… We climbed in the gym sometimes. At the last day they went to skate park I tagged along (no I don’t skate) just for taking photos.
I honestly never had so many rest days in a week for the whole winter. I’ve always been snowboarding, climbing or touring. My body will be lucky if I have 3 rest days in a month. (It’s usually when I have lower back pain that I really need some rest.) I’m glad to slow down a bit in this week and take my camera out again.