Our time in Joshua Tree started with my trying to figure out how to scale down my basal insulin dose because I was going low all the time. In fact, I didn’t take any rapid insulin for the first three days we were in Joshua Tree–although I eventually acclimated and had to start up again. Still, it was a nice break and a great way to get back to being active after being back east. I love being able to take low carb meals without worrying about rapid insulin peaks–and that’s just one reason I am such a big proponent of being active outside. The sustained nature of hiking and climbing always seems to make my basal insulin work a lot better.

In line with my last post about attempting to do more of my photography with a small Sony RX 100 m2, I wanted to include a few more images that came about after the meetup because Stefanie and Lilo and I took some time to do our own climbing and unwind before hitting the road again. Every time we go to Joshua Tree we seem to dig a little deeper and find more to love about the area. A large part of this particular trip (aside from the meetup itself) was just to get used to life in the trailer while “out on the road”.

Setting up, breaking camp, cooking, eating and sleeping were a new combined hurdle to cross and by the time we left Joshua Tree to head back to Las Vegas (and eventually Zion in Utah) it all started to feel as though we are developing a routine.

If you remember my new years resolution blog post and podcast, I have been working on climbing towards 100k feet in 2016. I am hoping to knock off some longer routes in Las Vegas and get back on pace to reach that goal while further exploring the ketogenic diet as it applies to athletic pursuits! I will leave you with a few of the final images from Joshua Tree that we shot as we wound down with some bouldering and climbing.

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