Saturday, August 18, 2007


Home again after a successful (though arduous) expedition on Mt. Adams. At 12,276 feet, we were higher than any point in our home state to the south. We parked at the Cold Springs Campground, backpacked in to the last bunch of trees (where we camped two nights) and hiked up the southern face from there. Jasper and another 13-year-old, Josue Gonzalez, made the top with me, quite a feat for those young fellows. I realized it had been about 25 years since I'd last climbed Adams (or any other Cascades peak).

The worst thing about the climb was that no matter how high we trudged, there was always a Raven higher still... and most of them were laughing at us.

We enjoyed spectacular views of God's creation, but are glad to be home.

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