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Anon
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Rock Family
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A Road to Nowhere
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Rock Family

Cory (pictured left bottom of rock), Amanda and I had been living on the road for some time when we stopped at Joshua Tree National Park. Joel, pictured at the top, became a fast friend of ours when circumstance left him sharing our campsite. Cory hadn't climbed in over a year and was hoping to face anxiety about getting back on the rocks, but we didn't have anyone to lead a climb. Joel (a seasoned guide) took her out, Cory overcame her fear, and we've been thick as thieves ever since.

TAGS: California, Climbing, Joshua Tree, Nps100

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Cappy Phalen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2017
Total Views: 34
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 21, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800E
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO6400
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PHOTO LOCATION Joshua Tree, California, United States of America