For Easter break, I went to Bishop and Red Rock for a climbing trip. I was really nervous about going as the doctor said I couldn’t climb since I needed more recovery time for my fractured wrist but I went anyways since I bought the tickets and I could hang out with my sister who was joining us. I figured it would be good to at least take photos and hang out with my sister.
The first day we drove to Bishop. Not much to report except Vietnamese food is much better in USA than HK. Probably due to the large Vietnamese population in USA.
Day 1 and Day 2 we went to Owens River Gorge. I tried to climb and surprisingly felt OK and had no pain. So we did some easy stuff as I didn’t want to put too much pressure on my wrist. Owens is quite nice and easily accessible with many climbs.
Day 3 and 4 got really cold in Bishop so we went bouldering since it is so well known. The place we were staying at, Hostel California, lent out free bouldering mats so that was nice since t would have cost us $10/mat to rent otherwise. We first tried bouldering in Buttermilks but it was really cold and snowing. So we went to check out Happy Boulders which was a bit warmer. It was great bouldering because I had never bouldered outdoors before and I ended up doing some highballs and steep problems. I definitely understand the appeal of bouldering now! It is much more social and chill than sport climbing!
Other than climbing we also went to the natural hot springs near Mammoth Lakes. It was awesome! I have never gone and soaked in a natural hotspring. The view was spectacular and the night view with the million of stars was something I missed seeing. One doesn’t see stars in Hong Kong.
After that, my sister left and we continued driving to Las Vegas to check out Red Rock Canyon.