There is something very relaxing about a climbing trip. Maybe it’s just us but we end up doing a whole lot more hanging out and sleeping than we do climbing. Don’t get me wrong, alpine starts have their time and place, however, bum camping is one of the greatest things in the world. You don’t reserve a site and always try to camp for free. The food is always a collaboration of us emptying out cabinets and calling my mom to ask her what they have. If we are lucky we can convince her to make us dinner for the drive.
It is one of the best ways to wake up. You know it’s good morning when you wake up late in the back of car in one of the prettiest places in the world to slowly cook breakfast, hangout, and otherwise screw around. In the end it’s all about a good time in good company. Here are some images of some more memorable dirtbag trips.
This picture captures most our trips to city of rocks perfectly. Sleeping under a shady boulder after doing some routes. The sunflower seeds are always a must.
While we may look like homeless people and bums by the time we are done, these have been some of the best times of my life. Do yourself a favor, load a car up until it is almost too full to drive and go on a climbing trip.