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Sunny Summer Days

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Went climbing at Buffalo Park today and the weather was gorgeous! I got new shoes so i wanted to give them a go.

I don’t think i could have picked a better day than today.it sure is getting hot though : /

More pics to come…

Thanks for stopping by,
Kyle Simmons

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Bouldering at Buffalo Park

Last week my friends and I got a chance to go and see the Northern Arizona Cross Country Team race in the Big Sky Championships. The NCAA Division I teams did very well. The boys got first and the girls got third. I will post images from the race a bit later!

After the race we too a short walk over to a patch of boulders that have some amazing climbs on them. The boulders and the race were both at our beautiful Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ. They are basalt rock that is littered with crack routes and finger pockets as well as little baby crimps and and big slopers! It is a very interesting place to climb, and it provides a little bit for every level of climber to struggle on.

 

The boulder patch is only about 300-400 feet long, but it is host to many quality climbs. For more information on Buffalo Park, check out the Mountain Project website guide here: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/buffalo-park/105936090

So there it is folks, come and see us sometime! If you want to do it this year, you better do it quick. We just got our first snow in Flagstaff today! It was barely an inch in town, but more will come soon I am sure! There will also be some more videos or images to come as the scenery changes! Thanks for visiting 🙂

Till next time,

Kyle Simmons

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This Years Garden

Last spring I tried gardening for the first time. Originally I had planted two gardens, but when some silly person came along and tore out my community garden plot and planted some flowers I was left with only the garden in my front yard. I attribute a great portion of success this season to the convenience of the situation.

Especially at the beginning of summer, I was often in my front yard watering three times a day because of our dry, hot,  Arizona, arid as hell air. But I loved it nonetheless and I now consider it one of my favorite things to do with my time. I cannot think of going another season without a garden in my front. yard! 

Along the way, as always I took some images I think you will enjoy. Let me know 🙂

-Kyle

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Settle Down Son!!

Hey Everyone,

As my last post said, I have not been on WordPress in a while. I have been living in Flagstaff, AZ for a while and I am loving it! Good times with good friends in a beautiful environment. I have taken a few images over the last few months that I hope you will enjoy!

I have been here about nine months now, which is the longest I have lived anywhere in the last four years! I am finding comfort in a set schedule and a warm bed. It has been difficult. When you get more responsibilities you no doubt loose certain freedoms and gain others. That transition was made easier by the wonderful surroundings. Flagstaff provides me with a perfect mixture of nature and city life.

My mom came to visit and we went to the top of our prize jewel. The tallest mountain in Arizona, Mt. Humphreys. Standing at 12,637 feet, Mt. Humphreys gets covered in snow in the winters and offers rock climbing and glorious aspen groves during the spring through fall.

Well there you go…A little taste of where I currently call home. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, a climbing bum never really stops moving around, but for now I believe I will be here for a bit. So look forward to more images and videos! I hope you see beauty today!

Thanks for visiting,

Kyle Simmons