Tag Archives: El Capitan

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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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Guadalupe Mountains, NP, Texas, 1971

From 1971 to 1973, I directed the Dep’t. of Physical Recreation and taught Anthropology at New Mexico Tech, in Socorro. I was hired to create an Outward Bound-style outdoor program. Myself and students did hiking, climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing … Continue reading

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Facebooking from the Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley

Professional climbers, like professionals in other sporting endeavors, want to stay in the public’s eye. This impulse has recently reached it’s logical extension on El Capitan, in Yosemite Valley, as the linked article from the NY Times reports. I spent … Continue reading

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