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Yearly Archives: 2011

Greatest Hits and Taking Requests

Greatest Hits and Taking Requests

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 →

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4 Weeks Off = First 5.12a!

4 Weeks Off = First 5.12a!

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 →

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Guidebook Update: Pilot Progress

Guidebook Update:  Pilot Progress

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 →

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Sacred Earth Films: An Indoor Green Hour? (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Sacred Earth Films: An Indoor Green Hour? (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Even though our family still manages to get our Green Hours in during the cold, winter months, with only 10 hours of sunlight and often times less than beckoning conditions, we certainly spend more time indoors than during other seasons of the year.  That’s why I jumped at the chance to review “Echoes of Creation” and “Sacred Earth,” two nature films from Sacred Earth Pictures.  (And although I was provided the films for free, everything expressed here is my personal opinion, unbiased in anyway.) Originally airing on PBS and directed by Emmy Award winning director Jan Nickman, these films were…Read the rest of this entry →

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