Month: July 2014

Who Hikes For Twelve Hours a Day Just For Fun?

     The only sound I can hear is the cicadas in the trees, the river crashing through a canyon far off and the fish jumping.      Obviously the fish are jumping because I forgot my back packing fishing pole.      I’m trying not to be to upset about all the hungry, tasty trout every where, …

Mt Whitney; 2014

     I’m resting      I’m finally resting.      My day started at four a.m.      By 4:30 I had three liters of water in my pack and a hiking pole in each hand.      I was going to summit Mt Whitney.     Again.     I was headed up the Whitney Portal Trail with two friends and we …