Bodacious Boone

Ello Folks,

Edge of a Dream

I went up to Boone this past weekend and got to do a little bit of everything.  Friday night I laid low because I knew I had a busy day on Saturday.  To start it off I met up with my good friend Mike to do some climbing at Shiprock.  As soon as we started unpacking I realized I forgot my belay devices in the car so I got my early morning jog out of the way.  I originally wanted to go to the dump but I’m glad I didn’t.  The cool breeze at ship was the most refreshing moments of my summer thus far.  The rain flirted with us from time to time but it held off to make for a great day of climbing.  We got on super classics like Edge of a Dream, Lost at Sea and Maiden Voyage.  I led a couple of the easier trad lines while Mike did the rest.  I haven’t been to Shiprock that many times and each visit seems to reveal more amazing pitches.  We did a total of 7 pitches in a short amount of time.  At 3:30 or so I had to bounce and head up to Josh’s engagement party.  Sitting atop of Junaluska I visited with many ol’ friends and drank many a brew.  Jesse special ordered Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale in a keg which was absolutely delicious.  I must also mention the Lexington style BBQ that was being served in a down home fashion; as much as you can eat.  We sat around for hours shooting the shit and drinking good brewskinhammers.  What a great evening in Boone, North Carolina.  On Sunday I went over to the Boone Bowling Center and drew a 213 for my second bowl of the day.  Not too shabby if I must say so myself.  As usual I drove through some heavy rain on the way back in between Hickory and Charlotte.  After blissfully enjoying the weather in Boone I was painfully put back in my place as I rolled my window down when I arrived in Columbia.  Damn it’s hot down here boys!!  Below are some photos of the party…

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