About 240 million years of geologic time are on display at Red Rock Canyon, but it's the trails that bring the treads. Ten minutes outside of Colorado Springs (maybe 20 if you're on your bike), Red Rock spans 789 acres developed exclusively for hiking and biking, including a network of no fewer than five trails totaling over 10 miles. There are more than 80 technical climbs here, too, most of them bolted sport routes. That makes Red Rock Canyon a sort of open-air adventure park—and being so close to town, you can't help but imagine dodging summer monsoons on the red-rock singletrack.
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GETTING REAL: Some days I wake up feeling like I can conquer the world, and other days I wake up feeling totally defeated. As women, we put so many expectations on ourselves to be everything - Be driven but be present. Work hard, but not too hard. Be motivated and be motivatING. Be selfless, be sexy, be fun, be adventurous, be carefree, but be responsible. Be confident but still be lady-like. The list goes on. It’s impossible to be everything! And we don’t have to be. I’m working on giving myself grace and loving the parts of me that feel inadequate. We are all perfectly imperfect and that’s exactly the way we were made✨
“It was really, really traumatizing. It’s one thing to live out of your vehicle, but when you lose that vehicle, not only do you lose your method of transportation—you lose the house that you live in.”
Rhaude and I got to sport climb a bit in Red Rock Canyon this past March, and I later bumped into her in Yosemite. She was gearing up to climb Royal Arches, a massive all-day route. I figured it must be tough to juggle living on the road with a pup while trying to reach big outdoor objectives, so I ended up dog-sitting Pongo for the day. Check the link in my bio to read the rest of my interview with her. I asked her about her work with public lands, how totaling her minivan-home turned her life upside-down, and what she loves about the outdoors.
Obrigado, Deus, por todos os dias me fazer insistir mesmo que falte ânimo e vontade de ir. O Senhor conhece tão bem o que carrego aqui, minhas tormentas e aflições... e mesmo que esteja tudo fora do lugar, sou grato por compreender que venho tentando insistentemente me superar... a Vitória só chega pra quem insiste e persiste...🙏🏻 #gratidão#amigosdeluz_#redrockcanyon#paz#lasvegas#nevada