In October, I read a ‘New Yorker’ profile about Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times. It was a great article – but you know what part stuck in my mind?
This one line: Jill and her sister, Jane O’Connor… “have the same cackle of a laugh, and every year they go off alone on adventure trips – to China, Morocco, Budapest.”
“If the executive editor of the New York Times can take annual adventure trips with her sister, than so can I,” I thought to myself.
Fast forward four months, and my sister and I are preparing to set off on our adventure. On Sunday, we’re leaving for an epic, eight-day hiking and rock climbing trip in Joshua Tree!
Here are the details:
- For the first three nights, we will be staying at places we reserved through AirBnB.
On the first night, we have reserved a “lovable, semi-rustic” home, where yoga and energy healing sessions are offered. On the second and third nights, we will be staying in a “magical homesteader cabin,” which was featured in this New York Times article.
For the rest of the week, we will be staying in friends’ guesthouse, and learning the technical aspects of rock climbing!
- As for gear, we will be bringing the basics: hiking boots, climbing shoes, harness… Plus the Petzl helmet and Prana corduroy pants I bought today at REI’s awesome winter clearance sale.
- As for snacks… Us Plevin girls almost never set off on an adventure without emergency chocolate (chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, or Peanut M&M’s in a pinch.) And maybe this Dirty Chai Toddy, for when the sun goes down in the desert.
So adventuresome friends… what else must we know about Joshua Tree? What must we not forget? I’m so excited!
Pictured: Past sister adventures to Kings Canyon National Park, Laos, and Big Sur