Category Archives: Personal history

National Monuments At Risk

The continuing menace that is Donald Trump has now taken aim at what is most near and dear to my heart – namely, the outdoor heritage that I, and all Americans, cherish. Trump has taken aim at our National Monuments, one … Continue reading

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Pyramid Lake, NV – Nov. 19 to 21, 2016

Click on the link if you are not seeing the full post. Ethan and I got in a long weekend at Pyramid Lake, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. We again stayed at Crosby’s, in Sutcliffe, which is about as convenient … 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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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #3

Part #2 ended with Bedrock Rapid, Mile 131. This 3rd and final part begins with Deubendorff Rapid, Mile 132. The links to Parts #1 and #2 are to be found at the end of this post. Day 13 (con’t.) At … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #2

The prior post chronicled the first week of our 2016 Grand Canyon trip, taking us from our launch, at Lees Ferry, on 9-17, to our camp at Papago Canyon, Mile 76.5, on 9-23. Here is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/10/20/the-colorado-river-in-the-grand-canyon-fall-2016-1/Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #1

Overview: On Sept. 17, 2016, Kathy, myself and a group of friends launched a 21-day “Grand” trip, from Lees Ferry, AZ. This was my 17th such trip, and Kathy’s 15th. Other members of the party with prior Grand Canyon experience … Continue reading

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Vintage Snow and Ice Climbing Tools

Seen here are the ice axe and crampons I purchased in Chamonix, France, in the summer of 1962. Chamonix is the alpine climbing center of Europe, located in a deep valley at the foot of Mt. Blanc and the vertiginous Aiguilles (Needles) … Continue reading

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