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I feel like such an addict! I had to get another Sierra high in before the summer ended. So after working a few weekends in a row on a big project, I decided I’d reward myself with a short adventure. That short adventure was Mount Langley…

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On July 29, 2017, my son Wes, his wife Liz, and I started an amazing trek 72-mile across the High Sierra. It was actually more like 80 miles because we got lost at one point. Total elevation gain: ~15,000 feet. Total elevation loss: ~13,000 feet…

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I had previously taken the Summit Adventure instructor’s course and Tom Smith asked if I wanted to help facilitate at the next Adventures in Fatherhood. My schedule ended up opening up, and I was excited to be part of the event Summit has been doing for thirty years…

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I had hiked Mount Whitney a few times, but Rainier was a completely different kind of climb. Mount Whitney and Mount Rainier are close to the same altitude. The big difference between the two is that Rainier is…

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I[/dropcap]’d connected with the Summit Adventure Instructor Course because of a friend, and ended up getting to know the executive director Tom Smith. I’m always trying to improve my skills in the mountains, so I decided…

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I went on a Mount Whitney day hike with some I had recently met through the San Jacinto Hiking Club — Dennis Newton, Jack Pansegrau, and Jim McIntyre. I’d done a skyline trail hike with Dennis and Jack, and Dennis asked if I’d be up for Mount Whitney in six months. I said I’d love to…

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I like to take off to the wilderness once a year by myself. This year’s amazing trip was Jennie Lakes. Several things to love about Jennie Lakes: one, the sheer beauty, and two, no permit is required…

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