melissa i strong
rock climber, writer, photographer, working on life daily
wagon wheel co-opt
RMNP is home for me. I was lucky enough to find this little town right after collage. I was going to live in the mountains for a year before I started real life and thankfully my real life began. I definitely grew up here and continue still to do so, I found my love here--Adam and climbing (not necessarily in that oder) and I have an amazing family of friends here, Estes Parks reminds me daily of how lucky I am!
South Africa 2005
Not climbing but all of the other parts of life that make it great.
A dream trip to Chattanooga--taking a vacation from our vacation! The plan was to escape Hueco's busy season to experience the south (for the first time for me). It was a great sampling that was cut short by 12 days of rain.
A week before we left for the promised land I unfortunately sprained my back helping Adam on the tree crew. Fortunately I was able to move but couldn't really climb. It was still a great trip one we would love to do again some day--injury free of course! Yosemite lived up to it's legend beauty and the little bouldering I could attempt proved to be challenging and technical.
Thanks to Adam I have been coming to Hueco since 2006. We have been fortunate enough to spend at least a few months here in the winter. I have grown up here, learned how to toe hook here, climb with my knees here and I hope to grow old here.