Monthly Archives: April 2011

Upgrading to an SUV

Happy Easter everyone. Today’s entry from my first trip with Mike Gibbons and Mike Galli chronicles our morning visit to Thrifty Car Rental in Mt. View. At this point, none of us owns a vehicle reliable enough to get us … Continue reading

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Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais

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Today I share some images from a hike Thursday (4/14) morning and afternoon through Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. For all of my hiking in Northern California and Mt. Whitney, this was my first visit to … Continue reading

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When semi-smart people do not so smart things

From trip #3 in 2005. This trip fell on a landmark year for me as I celebrated 10 years of sobriety in late July. Due to a back injury early in the year and a couple of poorly timed sinus … Continue reading

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Regarding my “The Mount Whitney Journals” workflow, I’m in the process of transcribing Book IV (2007) and writing the rough draft of Book V (2009). I’m hoping to start Book VI (2010) by May 1st. Generally, the way I work … Continue reading

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Shopping at REI

An excerpt from Book I. THE MOUNT WHITNEY JOURNALS – Book I – 1998 Monday morning,  AUG. 3, 1998 – 2 Days before the trip I’m at REI, the expedition superstore, in San Carlos for my major outfitting excursion. Since … Continue reading

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A quick note about the photos on my blog

In the interest of blatant, shameless self-promotion, all the photographs that I use on this blog have been taken by yours truly. Occasionally, I will be using photos taken by others and when I do so, I will note this … Continue reading

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