Tag Archives: Yosemite

Travels, 9-26 to 10-6-19

On September 26, I flew Southwest Airlines from Albuquerque to Oakland. This route usually provides views of the Grand Canyon and the Sierras,  but the vagaries of seating in the plane, the clarity of the windows, the time of day  … Continue reading

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Reed’s 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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Ski-Bum Winter #2, Alta and Sun Valley, 1960-61

My first ski-bum winter was spent at Winter Park, CO, in 1959/60. For my second ski-bum winter, I got a job at the Peruvian Lodge, at Alta UT. The employees were housed on the unfinished third floor. My roommate was … 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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Yvon Chouinard, Common Threads and more

Yesterday, Patagonia published an ad that said: Don’t Buy This Jacket (Don’t Buy This Jacket). They chose Cyber Monday for making this statement about their Common Threads initiative – an effort to lessen the unnecessary consumption of goods. Then, and … Continue reading

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