52 Things I've Learned
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A Descent
May
26
A Descent
This is sketchy.  Most mountain deaths occur on the descent.  You’re often hurting.  You’re always tired.  Down seems easy, but down is what kills you the most.  Slips.  Falls.  Rock falls.  Avalanches.  Gravity has dozens of ways to kill you and you’re that much closer to meeting a gravity-driven...
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A Peak
May
26
A Peak
This is stupid.  In a cloud atop Mount Diller, I break out the map and compass.  The plan was to climb Mount Diller, then work along the ridgeline leading to Lassen Peak.  Bivvy somewhere near the summit, and head back down tomorrow.  But this is stupid.  I can’t see fifty feet, much less my next...
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Steps
May
13
Steps
“Jealous?”  The youngest effortlessly ambles down the stairs ahead of me and looks up.  I’ve a new downward stair procedure given the toe thing, and it’s not exactly fast.  I smile because, just walking is its own small miracle.  Four cars and one truck have hit me so far, and that last one blew...
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