We climbed the next day doing two trad climbs that were really fun. I didn't get us climbing because that would not be safe, but here are a few shots of us repelling!
And the view
Best Pano shot I've ever taken! This is the top of Deer Leap
Taking photos are a bit dangerous with only two people, I was on a secure ledge so this was the only safe shot we could take
And here's Matthew on the same ledge
Chalked and bleeding! The casualties of climbing.
Here's a shot from the dirt parking lot across the street. The building is the pub/Inn, the rock above is where we climbed. The Pano shot I took is beyond the trees on the top, not visible from the ground (obviously).
Yesterday was an off day. This means we stayed at a camp and did a bunch of random things. We found a beautiful site near a river
We took this beautiful warm day to do our laundry and bath in the cool waters. We set up a hammock,
took care of odds and ends and discussed some more safety things for climbing. I enjoyed reading in the hammock for a while. I'm currently reading the Revenant. I haven't seen the movie but the book is fantastic!
This morning I made Bannock. I was looking for a bread I could easily make in or over a fire. I came across this recipe on Pinterest https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d2/22/61/d22261356607c9d0274668b47e1ab86f.jpg I tried it and it was really easy and tasty! When I looked up the history it has origins in Scotland, it was made on a Bannock Stane - a flat sandstone placed on a fire for cooking. We like to make tripods for cooking over the fire. Here's the bannock cooking..
It ended up being too much to eat in one sitting but I'm excited about this recipe. I can half it and since it's bread we have a lot of uses for it. We are now in Hanover, VT at Dirt Cowboy Cafe sipping on Italian Sodas and blogging. We are next headed to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Our Wilderness First Responder Course starts in two days. I'll report again in about a week and half.