Category Archives: Rock climbing

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

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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SWA Flights, 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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Wyoming – Fishing and Climbing with Rick Horn, Fall, 1960

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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