Two months ago after extensive testing my doctor told me I had Auto-Immune disease. My immune system has been attacking my body for many years and it just now got figured out. So he gave me a formula of things to do to get my immune system unconfused. He ask if I'd had anymore allergy attacks? I told him it had been probably two years. I don't eat anything new I haven't eaten hundreds of times before.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This was easily the hardest hike I've done this year and probably in the top five or ten ever. I was so depressed when I hit the dead end boulder after having glassed it lots of times with binoculars to be sure there was a route. As I got into the Chinle (green stuff) it was really loose and I started climbing, crawling, up rock slides, as they were the only place I could get a rock large enough to get a handhold and not have it go tumbling down next to me. As I got closer to the top I had one boot fill up with pebbles. I found a sort of stable rock and took that boot off to shake it out and when I did I noticed all the material fell in the other boot. I took that boot off and while I was shaking it out I dropped it and it fell about 20 feet down the slope. I crawled down in socks to retrieve it and then had to squeeze out my socks before I could put them back on and then the boots.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
In the first picture in the far distance is the Windows section of Arches to include one of the arches. In the second picture a close up of the road up Hurrah. The third picture is the Pot Ash plant up river. Fourth the evaporation ponds with the lodge in the foreground. Fifth is a not adjusted picture of the road up Hurrah Pass.
What a battle Tuesday was. Knowing I had failed to reach The Crack previously it had been bothering me for about a week or so. I went to bed early and was hiking toward the crack at 5:45am. Took about half an hour hike to get to the starting point and I was on the way up at 6:15 hoping to get up and back before the heat came.