Back to the east from Hueco, and very overzealous. After tightening my belt, and with great generosity from close friends from home and great friends made at the Hueco Rock Ranch, I was able to extend my trip for an entire month before returning to the east coast. I could never have asked for the incredible hospitality given to me by the staff of the Rock Ranch- they made my stay as amicable as possible. I'm incredibly thankful for people Corbitt, Nikias, Dave Green, and of course, the other staff at the ranch!!!
I had many personal firsts in Hueco: I opened my first can of food: it was soup!
I ate my first bowl of soup: it was chicken noodle!
I even had oatmeal for the first time!
But, my biggest leaps forward were in climbing, not culinary- to let alone many other foods I had for the first time.
After everything was over, I ended up doing well over 100 problems- with a single day climbing near 20 problems, and several other days amounting in the double digits, it was hard to keep track as I went along. By far, this is the most experience I've had on rock, let alone in a single trip.
Now, back on the east coast, I'm taking as many days as I possibly can to climb an apply it. Climbing with old friends, diversifying on different types of rock, and waiting for the snow melt to dry off in the gunks, morale is very