Tag Archives: Mountain Climbing

A video at 14,433 feet

Instead of writing another blog that is quickly becoming typical of the trip, I have decided to take a backseat and write whatever I want. Cool? By gods, America is immense. 46 days have passed when we departed from the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Peak that never Was

Colorado, we have freely ran toward your arms. You, at first, embraced us but then like dark clouds of storm at 14,000 feet- you brushed us away.  Admittedly, I have been looking forward for Colorado and its pristine air, towering … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fun in the Smokies

Balls! This word, although a tad bit on the rough side, is best used to describe our relentless and unstoppable ascent of Mt. LeConte ( in the Smoky Mountains. We were so consumed with the idea of backcountry camping. To be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Surprise at Shenandoah

Our first destination was Shenandoah National Park, about 75 miles southwest of DC. To be honest, if there was a ladder of U.S. National Parks, Shenandoah’s rung wouldn’t be above the halfway point. Essentially, the Shenandoah National Park is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why do I climb?

67 dollars. The tent we bought to shelter us, to ward off the notorious pelting rain of the northwest. To protect us from the brutal winds of alpine Colorado up 8,000 feet. 67 dollars it cost us, and would it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments