In the summer of 1972, Harvey Carter asked me to substitute for him as a guide for the Iowa Mountaineers, on a trip to the Sawtooth Mountains, in Idaho. I gladly agreed, as it would be the first time that I would act as a climbing guide, apart from Outward Bound-type guiding activities. I carried a 35mm SLR with color film, and a medium format camera with black and white film.
I had the good fortune to meet and guide a very pleasant and capable young lady, Gayle
From Gayle’s camera:
We also climbed Mt. Hayden, which I remember for the “gruss”, a kind of decomposed granite that resembles marbles. On the descent, we ran and skied down slopes of this material, but had to be very careful when we encountered a fine layer of gruss deposited on low-angle rock slabs. Then it became like ball-bearings, and was very skiddy. A fall in that situation would leave your clothes shredded.
Gayle and I continued together to the Tetons (Wyoming), after the Iowa Mountaineers camp concluded. There, we climbed the complete Exum route on the Grand Teton.
The summit register page, showing our entries. The NPS has put these registers online.