|My standard outdoors view these days - |
the soles of my kid's feet.
I was climbing with my soon near the PA-MD border recently and he said, "Let's eat our lunch on that rock table up there." I said, "Well if we can both climb it, sure." He, of course, scampered right up there. I handed him the gear pack (of course, I pack in all the gear and water), then my phone and camera. I then studied the 10' tall boulder for a minute and found what I thought were some jugs and foot holds big enough for a dude like me. What I didn't know is that my son was waiting to take a picture of me as I was finishing the climb.
This is not only the first picture of me climbing since he was born in 2009. This is the first picture anyone has taken of me climbing or bouldering since 1998. What a wonderful day.