Category Archives: Rock climbing

I did a lot of rock climbing, at one time my main passion

Yosemite National Park – Tenaya Lake

The Tioga Road passes the trail head for May Lake, then Olmstedt Point, Tenaya Lake, and the climbing venues on the Stately Pleasure Dome and Pywiack Dome. May Lake, 2019. Olmstedt Point. Views to the west. Views to the east. … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – The Valley

I’ve been coming and going from Yosemite for a long time. Yosemite Valley (and the balance of the park that surrounds it) is in a class by itself – first, for its spectacular granite architecture, and then for its waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Kathy and I visited Sequoia National Park in 2007. We visited again this Fall (9-16), and added a visit to the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park. We first drove the long, narrow and windy road to Mineral King, which neither of … Continue reading

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Reed Pinnacle – My Last Climb in Yosemite Valley, Spring, 1966

In the Spring of 1966, I was re-enrolled at UC-Berkeley, and went up to the Valley to get in some climbing. I joined up with Jim Bridwell and Kim Schmitz, to do the regular route on Reed Pinnacle, a down valley climb … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines, April, 2016 – ABQ to Oak and Portland to ABQ

On April 28, 2016, Kathy and I flew to Oakland, to celebrate my son Ethan’s marriage to Florence (Flo) Landau. The wedding took place in Sonoma County, and this is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/05/04/ethan-and-flo-marry-april-30-2016/ But this post is … 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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