About eight months ago, I was on a weekend climbing trip with my roommate at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. One of our guides (from Pitt’s Outdoors Club) mentioned that she goes out there a lot in the summer to deep-water solo, which is basically just climbing up the rocks without ropes and jumping into the lake. At the time, we thought it sounded fantastic, and did the usual “ohmygosh we should do that!” sort of thing while not really expecting that we’d be organized enough to pull it off. I’m surprised to tell you that we actually DID it! Here goes the beginning of my last week before classes start:
It was absolutely wonderful getting to pass the time outside on such gorgeous summer days. Unfortunately, they’re some of our last ones! I’ll hopefully be escaping the city for a weekend here and there on other Outdoors Club trips soon enough. I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better summer-ending trip, though!