A brief, but welcome, escape into cooler, less smokey air along the Pacific Crest Trail.
A reprise of a recently maintained loop trail in the California portion of the Red Buttes Wilderness.
A look back at climbs of Mount Whitney in the days before permits and reservations.
A look back at a High Sierra peak where persistence crossed the line into obsession.
Recovered memories of an inadvertant first ascent in California’s Sierra Nevada way back in the day.
And so our smoky, adventurous, and drama-filled first experience with mule packing comes to a happy conclusion