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Wait, you really want me to climb that thing?

Are you ready for this? Follow along as I take you on a quick journey that guides you to my next entertaining reunion.

Meet Hayden, a childhood friend that I grew up with in Folsom, California. He recently extended his travel wings and met me in abroad in Central and South America. Here we are on a jumper flight in Costa Rica!

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Remember Ann and Colin? This is the sweet couple that enhanced my volunteering in Ecuador with their fun loving, open hearted energy.

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Peru is the place in which I got to introduce these three amazing people to each other as we bonded our way to Machu Picchu!

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During these fun days together, we talked about reuniting in the states and how someday they could teach us how to rock climb. Two months later Hayden and I found ourselves heading to reconnect with our pals in the famous national park of Yosemite!

Road trip!

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Fun fact #1 – Over 4 million people visit this National park a year.

The camping bags are packed and the climbing gear is ready as we hit the path towards Yosemite!

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A reunion complimented with the classic handstand shot!

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Fun Fact #2 – Yosemite is home of North Americas largest waterfall which ranks 3rd in the world!

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Today’s play time will be ascending up an angled rock while flexing, stretching, and “hand jamming” our way to the top! I felt pretty cool walking with all the gear.

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Fun fact #3 – El Capitan is the largest granite block in the world!

We let the professionals find the right rock to set up and give us a quick but detailed lesson on the sport they love so much.

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I’m chalked up and all safety is cleared. Ready, set…Climb!

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What goes up… has to walk backwards down? All righty, here I go!

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Hayden’s turn!

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Now we get shown how it’s done!

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For all of the avid climbers out there… This photo’s for you!

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What an exhilarating start for my first visit to Yosemite! Tomorrow will bring a gorgeous hike and some water fun!

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