After driving to the Mazamas at Mt Hood, and driving to NSAS in Seattle, I had to turn right back around and drive to Portland for a week visiting BCA retailers. I had to cut this trip short, though - so I missed out on climbing at the local gym like I had hoped. Thanks to everyone, especially The Mountain Shop and Oregon Mountain Community for their warm welcome. Next Adventure and Hillcrest Ski and Snowboard should also get a shout out for stopping their work day to listen to an un-planned drop-in-turned clinic. I'm looking forward to coming down again later this winter and going skiing with you guys!