I was on Mt. Wilson, the highest in Red Rock, climbing a route called Gwondonnaland Boogie. That’s a really long route — I want to say 25 pitches (vertical sections a rope’s length in distance). I was leading the top pitch.
You don’t have to be a kid to have a blast at team sports. Men’s adult basketball is offered throughout the year on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at two levels of competition for those 18-plus. Sixty-minute games are played in 11-week schedules at Whitney Recreation Center at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15.
Coming from a 14-year-old, it’s kind of a shocking confession: “I’d rather be on the golf course than with my friends,” says rising golf star Veronica Joels, quickly adding, “I love my friends, obviously, but me and a golf ball on a course — I don’t have anything else going on. It’s just nice and calm.
The Rebel enters the gym. He enters the gym and takes his seat. He enters the gym and takes his seat and watches as the spotlights swirl. He watches the spotlights swirl as his students, tall fellows, greet each other in the glow.
Now is a great time to get outside — and not just because of the weather. In fact, if I were the type to indulge in grandiose, hyperventilating, all-caps overstatement, I’d say we got a full-on NATURAL WONDERS RENAISSANCE going on up in here.
Nature: very nice, but also full of bugs. And kinda far away. And shot through with quiet, contemplative moments when you can truly get a bead on your position in the universe and ponder what's important in life. Totally not my style. Instead, why not hike closer to home? Here are a few sights from recent rambles around Fremont Street.