Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mount Russell (Almost) and Thompson Variation #2

Ongoing struggles with Mount Russell's classic East Ridge, facing my personal ambition, and route-description of a seldom-traveled approach to this majestic and beastly peak.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Williamson and Tyndall 2013

Multi-day Trip from June 2013. 30 miles and 9,000 feet of elevation gain to two of the Sierra Nevadas highest peaks. Truly a life-lister.

Monday, December 16, 2013


The passing of sublime summer days into the bitter taint of stricken winter
Sunlight of sure grand magnitude blotted out by the fainter dark of chance
Mountains ere the eye could see forever, lost in an eclipsing moment of shadow
A soul in reverie never anon rejoices after one fickle coquettish glance.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Upon that Hallow

To traipse upon that hallowed ground whither no greater joy is known or felt.

Pure joy; bare soles scuffing the pavement of night as fear flees anon,

Slipping ‘neath the copse of dark to tarry on the firmament of ages.
New love kindled breast-deep under the crescendo of mountain stars.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon

21 miles, 5000' of descent, 6000' of ascent on one of the most memorable trips of my life, with some of the greatest people in my life...

Friday, September 13, 2013