bouldering, HatcherPass, rockclimbing

Independence Mine Bouldering

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On Wednesday, my love and I went up to Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass to assess the boulders. It was a wet, snowy hike in 75° weather..a statement that shouldn’t make sense,  but somehow does. Alaska is one strange and beautiful place. 

After a 20 minute hike from the upper Independence Mine parking lot, we found ourselves up above the mine in utter paradise.  The cool breeze cut through the intense sun like a knife through melting butter. All around us towering snow-capped peaks,  rapidly surrendered their winter blanket to the sun’s mighty rays.

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We wandered up to Captain Kaboom Boulder, a 15 foot, granite boulder with problems ranging from V0 to V7.

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My love and I were only a few miles away from a bustling parking lot full of tourists,  but we felt like the only people in the world. The quiet and majesty of that place both connected us and challenged us.

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We worked a few V2s, enjoyed the sun and the scenery, then leisurely made our way back to the car. The afternoon was rich and full of the stuff all adventures are made of. Until the next time,  I am completely content and loving life.

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My theory is this: if you strive for bliss, bliss you shall find. How do I know? I live this theory every day. I'm Kate, a 30-something yoga teacher, rock climber, cozy clothes addict extraordinaire. I am here in this world, raw and unyielding, living a life of intention and bliss. This blog is a way for me to share the bliss I have found through food, fitness, and friendship. I strive for bliss every day, and every day I find it. I hope you find it too. Namaste.