Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mt. Stuart and Ingalls Peak

Our friend Scott was in town this week and that meant a couple of things, we were gonna get gnarly and we were gonna drive around in his big truck.  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Outer Space into Orbit

Last week we wanted to "take it easy", which more often than not means that instead of a big trip we end up having some very long and hard days.  This was no exception.  No car, no problem.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Backbone Ridge

Our fist human powered trip from town to climb an alpine route in the Stuart Range.

After a couple of months of cragging, and only getting our toes wet in the mountains, Liz and I were ready to try what we came here to do, high alpine climbing.

Catching up: May-June

We'll start out by catching up with what we've been up to this spring.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Do! (louder)

We are Liz Rocco and Tim Rogers.  Chances are, if you've made it this far, you already know a bit about us.  If you're finding this on your own, welcome.  I'll be short with introductions, this is a blog about our lives through our actions, and I hope it will speak for who we are and what we care about better than I ever could.  We are mountain people with a passion for life, embracing simplicity and fostering ecological responsibility.

We've made the decision to forgo the culture of cars and experiment maintaining our mobility by bicycle.  Will it still be possible to climb and enjoy the mountains we're so passionate about?  We'll see.  For the summer of 2012 we've moved to Leavenworth, the Bavarian town of Washington.  We're here because of the towns close proximity to endless cragging and alpine wilderness.  We've got no car, but will do the majority of our recreating under 100% human power, bicycling, hiking and climbing in this beautiful area of the Cascades.  

The reasons for our lifestyle choices are numerous and, I believe, obvious.  I'll spare the rant for another time, but suffice it to say, we are two people who don't believe in the current paradigm of fossil fuel, fast food, and waste.  We want to experiment with our mobility, while helping to foster a closer and more balanced relationship with Earth.  Let us know what you think, or just enjoy our words and pictures.