Gary Dawson Designs is in Tucson!
Have to take off in a few minutes to set up for the wax carving seminar I’m giving this morning…but had a few minutes to indulge some outside time yesterday.
“A” Mountain looms about a half mile from my sorta dumpy but very serviceable hotel here in Tucson and one way I break up my time here is to run/walk to it and climb it.
There’s some fun 4th class scrambling near the base and while the rock isn’t as bad as most of the Cascades, it is a bit unpredictable, being an amorphous blend of a lot of sedimentary whatnot. Got in a little bind yesterday on my way up a channel and ran into this barrel cactus right in my way.
Don’t find those in the Cascades much. In that I was without protection in the form of rope…and was climbing in running shoes, I found another route.