In the spirit of the new year, I thought it would be a good time to do some reflecting on my site content. So the point of this post is really two-fold – a chance to look back, as well as the opportunity to move forward… GREATEST HITS: For those of you that are relatively new Cragmama readers (or for those interested in a walk down memory lane), here’s a look back at the most popular posts over the last year. “Popular” in this case means high traffic and a lot of overall buzz – via hits, comments, shares on…Read the rest of this entry →
Yearly Archives: 2011
I know I said I’d be taking a break from blogging until after the New Year…but our climbing trip yesterday was particularly noteworthy…This past week marked the end of our self-imposed 4-week climbing hiatus…we celebrated by promptly getting spanked at the rock gym on both Tuesday and Thursday. On Friday, however, it was a different story and we had a different reason to celebrate – my first 5.12a send! To be honest, my expectations hadn’t been very high – after 2 days of solid rain, we weren’t even convinced anything would be dry enough to climb. But the morning dawned…Read the rest of this entry →
Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with peace, love, and joy! See you all in January!
Although my attempts to work on route descriptions at Stone Mountain were waylaid by the storm front that moved in on Thursday night, my day spent at Pilot Mountain on Thursday was well worth the drive on a variety of levels! Originally Bill Webster (aka guidebook publisher) asked me to join in on a meeting he had lined up with the park staff to talk about access. He figured some of the information discussed would be prudent to the guide, and also said we could work together on double-checking my descriptions and taking pictures when the meeting was finished. I’ve…Read the rest of this entry →
I have a very fond childhood memory of a Nativity set that belonged to my dad’s Aunt. Every year we would spend Christmas Eve at her house, and every year I would engross myself in the little white figurines on the hearth, while I waited (sometimes not so patiently) for it to be time to open presents. The Nativity characters were white and made out of porcelain, and had a magnificent blue velvet lining upon which they were placed. And although they were extremely breakable and possessed a lot of sentimental value, I don’t recall ever even coming close to…Read the rest of this entry →