Category Archives: Adventure

Muir Seminar, Day Three: Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

Night two in the hut was somewhat more restful than the first.  Sleeping through the emphysema-like noises remained difficult, but my second attempt at a reasonably comfortable clothing-pillow was better than the first.  Still ample room for improvement.  Still two more days to get it right. Our morning routine was the same as the previous day: quiet hours until… Read More »

Muir Seminar, Day Two: Learning to Walk

My first night in the cabin was fairly restless.  Efforts to make something resembling a pillow from my parka and other assorted clothes proved largely unsuccessful, so I was unable to assume my usual side-sleeper position.  Efforts to drown out others’ snoring with my iPod proved similarly fruitless—I remain convinced that someone in the cabin has emphysema… Read More »

Five Days on the Mountain

A couple of years ago, my friend and I “climbed” Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48.  While a decidedly long and strenuous trek, it wasn’t mountaineering in the true sense—there was nothing technically demanding, no specific skill required.  So when said friend inquired about climbing the slightly shorter but heavily glaciated Mt.… Read More »