20170918: Breathing wildfire air atop Half Dome (Yosemite NP)

Hmm, the Wilderness Office guy said as he went down the line to ask what routes hikers were requesting permits for. Should be okay… Nobody else is asking about Half Dome today… … More 20170918: Breathing wildfire air atop Half Dome (Yosemite NP)

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20170726-27: Windswept and sunbaked (Castle Wilderness traverse to Waterton N.P.)

David and I looked back at Victoria Peak, from whence we came. David laughed. “We went straight up the steepest part!!” I looked over at Oscar, who was grinning. Eh well. We’d purposely contoured around the mountain to find an easier path up than the normal route, because we were carrying two days worth of … More 20170726-27: Windswept and sunbaked (Castle Wilderness traverse to Waterton N.P.)