The purpose for said trip was to participate in the American Alpine Club's second annual Craggin' Classic at the New River Gorge to be held September 20th - 22nd. The event kicked off Friday evening with a pig roast and an amazing slide show. By this time I was ready to climb again, my mind wandered to the next day as I sat in front of amazing imagery captured in the mountains of Patagonia. The presenters voice slowly drifted to a subtle hum in the background of the growing questions that had taken hold of my thoughts. I have A.D.D. I said to myself. What if it rained? Where would we go climbing? What about the clinic? questions, questions, questions.. I formulated a plan just as the events of the evening came to a close. Sure as the sun will shine Saturday the rain did fall.. and I mean fall. I am talking a real frog strangler. We got so much rain between 10 and 3pm I thought I started to see animals gathering in pairs. As quickly as the rain came it seemed like it let up and by evening we were all stoked for Freddie Wilkinson's slide show. The imagery in his slide show was profound, it was one of the ill'est things I have seen in a long time.
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The evening ended with the traditional dance party and I fell asleep at the crack of 3am.
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