Trip Report
A few days in Joshua Tree National Park
Tuesday November 20, 2012 8:17pm
Phylp and I had three splitter days of being able to basically hop on great moderates, meeting awesome people at every turn.

Day 1, lotsa routes on Dairy Queen Left, with good-vibed East Side climbers, and a late-day visit to Echo Rock running into a way psyched tweener-and-dad team.

Credit: murcy
Credit: murcy
Credit: murcy

Day 2 was spent at the Lost Horse Wall, on The Swift and Dappled Mare, sharing the place with just a few teams, including one doing guide certification.

Credit: murcy
Credit: murcy

And Day 3 found us at Conan's Corridor, climbing a stunning concentration of sweet routes with two fun and equally stoked teams, one a soon-to-marry couple from a community inside Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park in Alaska.

Can someone tell me why this is sideways on ST but not in windows soft...
Can someone tell me why this is sideways on ST but not in windows software?
Credit: murcy
Credit: murcy

The weather and route quality was exceeded only by the company.

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murcy is a climber from sanfrancisco.

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RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Nov 20, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
Sounds like fun, I could sure use a weekend in JT right now. Thanks!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Nov 20, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
SWEET! Glad you all had a great time! Beautiful golden colors in your pics!


Susan
klk

Trad climber
cali
  Nov 20, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
awesome, sounds like the back is better.

sullly

Trad climber
  Nov 20, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
Nice work. No T. Gordon sightings?
Captain...or Skully

climber
  Nov 21, 2012 - 05:41am PT
Woot!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Author's Reply  Nov 21, 2012 - 08:54am PT
Phylp may have glimpsed the elusive Gordon passing in his vehicle.

Yes klk, I'm coming back from a back set-back a few weeks ago which seems to have been just a normal spasm deal, and climbing seems to be good for it. i hope your shoulder is improving.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Nov 21, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Cool!
More?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
  Nov 21, 2012 - 09:21am PT
This was a really fun three days with perfect weather and a great partner. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we both needed to be back for T-day.

I hadn't been to Joshua Tree in ages - so many of my Thanksgiving week and Spring Break trips there of the past have memories of cold and icy winds. With this in mind I talked murcy into splitting a condo-like hotel accomodation with me in 29 Palms. I want to stress that if he had been with almost any other partner, I'm sure he would have camped. I take full responsibility for this pansy-assed softness aspect of the trip.

The place wasn't the Four Seasons but it had a full kitchen, big TV and wi-fi. We had both pre-made some great stews and such for dinners so we ate like Kings every night. And with the bonus of TV, we got to watch the Stanford/Oregon game, and I used my voodoo magic to help Stanford beat undefeated Oregon.

Sullly, Todd and I exchanged emails but weren't able to connect in person due to time constraints. What a sweetie he is.

Our original plan was to stop for a day at New Jack City on the way back home, but after three straight days of exercise, I was a bit too wiped out to have any enthusiasm for it. Next trip!

There is one picture missing from this TR - on the ride home we passed the Girls Gone Wild bus on the outskirts of Mojave!

Phyl

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Nov 21, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Looks like you guys had a great time. Always good to be around good friends and climbing in JTree.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Author's Reply  Nov 21, 2012 - 09:28am PT
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JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
  Nov 21, 2012 - 06:51pm PT
Looks like fun! Glad another back tweek didn't keep you down, Murcy. Phylp, we passed each other at the facelift bbq, hope to meet you for real soon.
Good friends, climbing, scenery.
!
edit, "Girls Gone Wild University"???
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Nov 21, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Nice TR! Sorry we just missed you two...
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
  Nov 21, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Crimpie, you mean you left Vegas to come out to Joshua Tree! i just sent you a PM before I saw this post. Whereever you are, happy Day!
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