Luke, our man on the road, sent in this his first installment of “On the Road” as he drives the PROBAR® RV around the country spreading the good word.
First week of the PROBAR® Road-trip and I find myself winding down in Ellensburg, WA after driving from Boise where I’ve spent the past 6 days. I had a productive time in Boise, visiting local Coffee/Smoothie shops and spreading the word about PROBAR®.
Saturday I drove to an Idaho bouldering spot called Reynolds Creek. It seemed as though I had arrived in the middle of nowhere when I came across a Subaru with anÂ ASANA sticker on it. “Yes!”, another climber in this seeminglyÂ deserted area. Turns out it was the Founder of ASANAÂ climbing, Jamey Sproull.
He was extremely knowledgable about the climbs and equally stoked to have someone to climb with! We climbed until our fingertips were shot and it was back to Boise to prepare for departure.
For the past couple of days I had been nursing what I thought were “SPider-bites”. This morning I awoke to more “bites” and the old ones seemed to be getting worse!
Worried about these “bites” and there worsening condition I reflected back on the other night when I had wandered off to the outskirts of Boise in search of some bouldering and I bushwhacked through some Tall Bushes………Turns out what I thought was an Arachnid Mauling me was actually an oil called “Urushiol” which is found on Poison Ivy!
That said, I’m glad to be in Washington and excited to travel to Seattle for Coffeefest.