SO! in the last 48 hrs, Amir; a contractor who invited me to his condo for dinner with his wife and adorable daughter, a suicidal dude who had just split with his girlfriend, an hilarious pro mountain biker, an amazing lady named Nat and her smartest-on-the-planet-children who had to pull over so I could almost vomit due to an extreme Banff hangover, (and took me out for breaky in Lake Louise!)Donovan, a cool dude my age returning from a Christian retreat, and a nameless Parks Canada warden who said she felt bad seeing my heavy bags walking down the main street. Does it resemble the list of people you normally think pick up hitchhikers? Or does it kind of contradict, and prove that anyone with an open mind is willing to extend a hand? Hippie-dippie, I know, but good golly hitchhiking sure is great fun!
Oh and I randomly run into two people from treeplanting, we go camp for the night enjoying a fireside plethura of stories and an exhange of updates between mutual friends. A rowdy Raven woke me up only to start my day of hiking to Begbie Falls.(nothing short of awesome-ness)
Tmrw, I will be climbing at Begbie Bluffs in Revelstoke with some new climbing friends I met about an hour ago. Im now at the base of Mt Revy in a chalet, jamming to oldies while we cook up a feast, chatting and getting pumped for a day of sport climbing and maybe even a free climb! Then after all zat, I hitch to Naramata to meet with a few prodigal friends, and Ill spend 1 day in the Okanagan Valley, hopefully climbing at Skaha, and then making my way to Vancouver, in preparation of my next touring group with my new job, Alta expeditions, and Hauser exkursionen!
I know this doesnt suffice as a proper entry, but Im still on track to update the blog during this break, so be patient punks!
Anyways. You will all hopefully hear from me in a short while. If not, Im sure someone will auction off my stuff.
I miss you all, some more than others....