Tag Archives: Driving

Mt. Whitney – 2012: Down the Mountain and the trip home

November 8, 2012 – A long overdue concluding blogpost for this year’s Mt. Whitney trip in August. I was supposed to be in Lake Tahoe tonight, posting photos from a day hike, but the weather was iffy this morning (snow, … Continue reading

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Karma in Texas

I’m counting down the days (23) until this year’s Mt. Whitney climb. I have two more hard training hikes in the next two weeks and then I can taper off and let my body heal a bit. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I … Continue reading

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My Reincarnation as a Shrub

Today, a short excerpt from ‘The Mount Whitney Journals’. I’m recovering from minor surgery and it’s driving me a bit crazy to be a semi-invalid.  My highlight for today will be a 4-block walk to the park with a cup … Continue reading

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Going Solo – The Solitary Man hits the road

I’ve recently started typing and editing Book V of  ‘The Mt. Whitney Journals’. My writing process is slow, but it works for me. I write out my draft longhand and once finished, I sit in front of the computer and … Continue reading

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Mt. Whitney and the Eastern Sierra – 2011 (Lake Tahoe & the trip home)

After a few nights sleeping in a tent it feels good to wake refreshed in a bed with sheets. I’m up at a civilized hour in Lone Pine for the return drive north along hwy 395. As always though, I … Continue reading

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Damn the Mosquitos

Book I excerpt. Mike Gibbons, Mike Galli and I just left Yosemite Valley and are now headed to the town of Lone Pine where our motel room at the Alabama Hills Motel awaits us. Once on the road, we make … Continue reading

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‘Old-School’ Travel Philosophy

Excerpt from trip 1, 1998. Mike Gibbons, Mike Galli and I are finally on the road, heading towards the Sierras, Yosemite and our ultimate destination for today, the town of Lone Pine, CA. If the Sierras are a spine, Lone … Continue reading

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