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August 20, 2008

Back in Michigan

Filed under: Random thoughts, Roadtrip — joannestamplis @ 7:18 pm

We are now back in Michigan; arrived today at 9pm, 2 weeks earlier than we originally planned. We changed a few of our plan due to recent events. Let see, I think we came home early mostly because of me. I have a lot going on in my head recently, antsy to see my dog, a little stressed and needed a long break from climbing.

Recent fellow climber death has reminded me of how fragile our lives are and that we are not invincible. We have been doing a lot of real crazy, adventurous climb in the Rockies and Teton and got out in one piece with no major epics. I’m very thankful that we got so lucky and I don’t think I need to push our luck too much. We were going to try the Grand Traverse and got stalked by cougar (detailed story TBD). I took it as an omen and decided to bail the attempt. Maybe someday long in the future we can try again.

It’s really nice to be back, take a break, sleep in soft bed and hot shower every day for a while until we leave again for our 2 months trip to Malaysia. Stay tuned for more stories from Teton.

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1 Comment »

  1. eeek, stalking by cougar, not good…

    Comment by Lil — August 28, 2008 @ 1:04 pm


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