photo journal


jillian rose

My new lomatium rings are inspired by a week in the high desert.  The feeling of sleeping under the stars, smokin' herb and making dashboard sunprints after a canyon white-out.  Friends, campfires, mysterious limestone crimps, lunar rings and moonlit contrails. Eating sand & losing a mitten on the way back from pooping in the trees...the magical river, too.

(not the poop part, just the magic part.)

Joe's Valley, Utah - April 2015

DOMINGO: from SLC to Joe's Valley. Dan & Lisa! hot dogs and tea. the moon is growing!

LUNES: granola, milk & tea, almonds, clementines, happy sour patch kids, burgers & beer.  Boysize, stone like fine-grit sandpaper.  "all I wanna do is read cool books in cool places".

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MARTES: rest day.  granola, milk & instant coffee.  a drive to the reservoir & beach, the magical river - clear blue green water, chalked river boulders.  Right Fork, past the aspen eyes, greener. pesto pasta w/ peppers & sausage. a trip for firewood.

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MIERCOLES: granola, instant coffee. warm up boulders, a juggy high ball V3, Caveman V5, V4 crack, a sharp V4.  a hike to Playmate of the Year, coal! beer in Castedale, steaks! & the growing moooon.  a halo with contrail shadows.

JUEVES: rest day. high 45*. It was cold. "It's just one of those days that you get through." Huddled by the fire eating hot dogs.  Right Fork Canyon white-out! beer, spliffs, friends and bed. pasta w/ chili.


VIERNES: to the river! two V4 slab climbs, limestone intrusion on sandstone.  worked V2 Angler (scary!). across the way to Big Joe.  short jaunt to look at the other boulders - droopy penis. a friendly farewell.

SABADO: full moon! left camp ~9:30am. grocery store hugs. arches @ 12:30-4:30. Pablo's Pizza, Grand Junction.  through the mountains -- Rifel, Vail, Copper Mt.  home with kitty and yum yums ~11p.

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