Monthly Archives: March 2016

We Go “Out West” – Summer, 1955

In 1955, my parents, my Aunt Etta and myself  left New York City for a multi-week trip to the western National Parks and the West Coast. I was fifteen at the time. We traveled in a brand-new black Dodge, which never … Continue reading

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Aravaipa Canyon, AZ – November, 1988

First, I put many thousands of photos on Flickr. Now, I’m posting blogs about my early adventures, as a way of “writing” my memoirs. Some of these blogs contain a link to a photo collection already on Flickr, to save having to … Continue reading

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The Rio Usumacinta, Mexico, Winter 1981

I had heard of this wonderful river – the largest in Central America – that ran through the tropical rainforest between Mexico and Guatemala. One attraction was that it had Mayan ruins that were difficult or impossible to otherwise visit! A … Continue reading

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The Tetons – Summer, 1960

I went to the Tetons for the express purpose of learning to climb, and I did so by attending the Exum Mountain Guides climbing school, shortly after I arrived. I had secured a job at the Jackson Lake Lodge, as the fountain … Continue reading

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Mountaineering – Summer, 1961

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Fall 1960 – Fishing and Climbing with Rick Horn, Road Trip with Bill Briggs and then to “The Valley”

I spent the summer of 1960 in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, working at the Jackson Lake Lodge. I went to the Tetons to learn to climb. and attended the Exum climbing school soon after arrival. Then I began climbing on … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter – Newspaper Articles etc., 1971-3

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Southwest Outward Bound School, 1979 – Student writing etc.

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Yellowstone N.P. Backcountry Ski Tour, 1980

The snow coach from the South Entrance dropped us off at the Heart Lake trailhead, and we skied into the Witch Creek and Heart Lake thermal areas. On our last night coming out, we set up our tent on some … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park , 1977

After climbing in the Wind Rivers, Kathy and I continued our honeymoon in Yellowstone NP. We hiked into the canyon of the Yellowstone River, to Seven Mile Hole. We had the place to ourselves.

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