BD employee Josh Boyd's three-day weekend—work, drive, climb, ski, boulder, climb, drive, work
Black Diamond QA Tech, Josh Boyd, is not one to waste a three-day weekend. Josh (aka "Master Breaker") sent us the following email and photos after returning from his marathon multi-sport mission to California and settling into his desk.
From: Josh Boyd
Subject: CA roadtrip
Date: May 30, 2009 12:34:22 PM MDT
I went on a sprint trip to Cali this weekend, which entailed 32+ hours of driving for some skiing and climbing. The trip started with asking KP if I could jet early to start a 12-hour drive to Mt. Shasta. Arrived at Shasta at 2 am to be woken up by my buddies car rallying up to the lot at 4:30am. Started hiking by 5, topped out at 11:30 and skiing the Hotlum-Wintun Ridge by 11:45. Lost the trail in the twilight zone of pine trees by 12:45 and drinking brews and eating brats by 1:30 in the afternoon.
We jumped back in the car and headed to town to fill up water straight from the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Rested our asses for the evening and got back in the car to head to the Pacific Coast the following morning. Bouldering and roping up at Moonstone Beach for the day and off to Patrick’s Point for the following. Get lost again, in poison ivy this time, to climb on sketch ass bolts and anchors with huge rust flakes coming off them. It was back in the car that evening to drop Old Rod Todd off back in Shasta and pick up our skis which were hopefully still in Todd’s car. Quick session the next am at a newly developed crag and sitting on pillows for 12 hours back to Fresh Lake City and sitting at my computes by 7ish Tuesday morning. Enjoy the pics.