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Southwest Airlines Flight, Oakland to Albuquerque, 11-30-16

The following photos were taken with a brand-new Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom (83X) camera, that my son Ethan gave me as an early Christmas present. If you are not seeing the full post, click on the link.  It was cloudy the … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #5 – Aspen, 1964/65

Aspen, Colorado. David and I arrived around Thanksgiving, 1964, and found an $80/month room with the Snyders, at the end of E. Hopkins Ave. He got a job as a breakfast cook at the Skillet, while I resumed work as … Continue reading

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Climbing, 1964 – Utah, Yosemite, Tetons and Wind Rivers

While teaching skiing in Aspen, I had met a local climber, Harvey Carter, who was on the Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol. His patrol nickname was “Mr. Balls”. Towards the end of the winter he invited me to accompany him to … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #4, Sugar Bowl, CA and Aspen, CO – Winter ’63/’64

My voyage around the world had been thwarted. Had I reacted in time, I would  have been able to avoid being inoculated with a needle that had just been removed from the arm of a person carrying serum hepatitis! Now, I … Continue reading

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