Another look at the validity of the 10 Essentials in the current age of ubiquitous communication and lots of information for hikers.
In The High Sierra ~ Mount Whitney (1982 & 1983)
A look back at climbs of Mount Whitney in the days before permits and reservations.
In The High Sierra ~ Mount Morrison (1974-1985)
A look back at a High Sierra peak where persistence crossed the line into obsession.
Telescope Peak ~ Death Valley (Thanksgiving 1974)
A remembrance of one of my earliest (and coldest) adventures in Death Valley.
The 10 Essentials ~ Revisited (May 2022)
My three-season day hiking gear list based on the venerable 10 Essentials.
NOLS in the Wind Rivers, Wyoming (July 1973)
A recollection of a NOLS expedition in Wyoming's Wind River Range in the summer of 1973.