While I was living in Europe over the last year I made lots of friends and invited a great many of them to come visit in the United States. Peter was the first to take me up on the offer. Originally from Germany, he now teaches Linear Algebra at Purdue University in Indiana. With two weeks off of work, he messaged me to see if I was available to do some travel in the southwest. I picked him up from Flagstaff on my way to the Northern Arizona Highline Gathering, and afterwards we hit the road towards New Mexico. We will be spending the next week or so traveling together to hike, climb, and highline.