Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Dark Side of The Force

This entry jumps significantly forward to trip #5 (2009). Of my 6 attempts, this is the only one which I tried the climb as a two-day backpacking trip instead of the one-day hike. But this excerpt takes place as I … Continue reading

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Death Valley

Ok, so if this is ‘The Mountain Journals’, why am I writing about the desert? This excerpt is from Book IV (2007). I was driving across Death Valley on the way to Lone Pine and Mt. Whitney from Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Mirror Lake and Above the Treeline

As I post excerpts from my book, ‘The Mount Whitney Journals’, they will not always be sequential. Before starting the blog, I would occasionally post excerpts on the ‘Notes’ section of my Facebook page. Today’s excerpt is from my second … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins…

To begin my excerpts of The Mount Whitney Journals, I start at the very beginning way back in 1998. I was 38 years old the first time I attempted Mt. Whitney (14,997′) as 1-day hike from the Whitney Portal trailhead … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

Hello everyone, As my first official post, I find it difficult to say who this blog is for. I was going to say that it’s for anyone who has ever climbed or hiked on a mountain, but that would exclude … Continue reading

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