Welcome to the best blog about an average woman of not so average height (4’11”) having extra average adventures. What to expect? Traveling, climbing, yoga, running, and tales of living on a ranch near the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming.

I’m a Southern California native that now lives in Ten Sleep, Wyoming with my family. My husband has two daughters, and our family has grown with the addition of our fur kids, Luna Petunia Joy Anderson (pit mix dog) and Sol Celestial Anderson (back alley cat).

I had an adventurous childhood that included hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, and getting dirty! I have many scars to prove it. I found climbing through a college friend, and immediately became addicted. It has become my lifestyle and my family’s livelihood. We are fortunate enough to be part of a welcoming and growing industry.

Together my husband and I run a climbers campground called Ten Sleep Rock Ranch on our 50 acre private property, open spring to fall. We also own an indoor rock climbing gym, The Factory Bouldering in Orange, California.

Aside from climbing, I enjoy yoga, running, reading, and mountain biking.

Thanks for stopping by, reading, and sharing!

Stay Adventurous,
~Valarie Tes

about-me-photo2(Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)