Route #37, climbing by headlamp after we ran out of daylight.

We went for the bouldering record at Sisters Boulders in Oregon, National Grasslands, on Friday, June 9th (46 problems in one day), and we SUFFERED…our goal was 50.

I teamed up with Phil Morton because he’s an incredible climber, and I knew he would work hard. But it’s summer, and…

Maybe I’m just not smart enough.

Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

I’m not very smart, but I’ve noticed a pattern. This is the average commercial:

A mean, smart, thin, good-looking, well-dressed mom/girlfriend/wife is out at a restaurant/supermarket/Verizon store, and she’s there with a slightly (or VERY) out of shape male who would never be able to date/marry/talk to that female in…

Do we always need change?

Photo by Adam Kool on Unsplash

I can do the same things forever:

  • Swim in a river
  • Play with dogs
  • Camp on an island
  • Read in the sun
  • Watch Scrub Jays
  • Fish from a bank
  • Write novels
  • Climb rocks
  • Lay in a hammock
  • Cook food with my family
  • Hug friends
  • Bike around the neighborhood barefoot
  • Look…

Pedro Hoffmeister

Author with Random House. TBI survivor who struggles. Poet. Climber. Former Writer-In-Residence of Joshua Tree National Park. Podcast: “Boring Is A Swear Word”

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