But really the real reason we ventured out was to go on our first outdoor climbing trip. We had some people awesome enough to let us use their ropes and gear and show us the way. We hiked all the gear to Playground Point, our experienced climbers set our routes and away we went. Luckily we had a shady tree at our base because Saturday was a hot beast, but we slathered on sunscreen and had a really great time. We did an easy crack climb too which added interest.
Then after we'd slathered sunscreen on, been caked in dust, put on more sunscreen to then create mud all over our bodies and sweat in the sun all day we found a good calm spot on the Wenatchee River and endured the cold water to rinse off. Found a sunny giant rock and dried off as the sun set over the mountains. Beautiful day.
We only did mostly slab climbing so now Joshua and I are really interested in getting into something harder since we've gotten our feet wet in climbing. Something so satisfying about pulling yourself up a rock and problem solving the whole way up to a great mountain view reward at the top.