Monthly Archives: October 2019

Chapter 7–The Adventure is over and life is better.

This was a great adventure.  We laughed, we cried a little, we ached, we succeeded, we saw each other overcome physical and mental odds, we killed a black fly.  (Yeah, that fly was really bugging us in camp for a … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 6—GUY HUGS

It’s funny how when you really care about someone and who they are and what you’ve accomplished together, hugs are a good way of expressing that care. When we reached the summit of Gannett, Jim was the first to come … Continue reading

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Chapter 5–Climbing Support

Any successful summit attempt is only reached with adequate preparation and a lot of support and encouragement.  We had something a little special on this trip.  My friends, the Cases, gave me a medal of the Lady of Majorica to … Continue reading

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Chapter 4–Fathers can be Cool

Today was our last day together.  Rob and I were walking to meet Barb and Jim for breakfast.  I gave Rob some money for the trip back and some extra to take Jim and his girlfriend and Jenny to dinner.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 3–Fairness

Jim and I were waiting for Rob one day and were engaged in conversation about him.  Jim said “There’s something about Rob that I really admire.  He is totally fair and honest with anyone he deals with.  No matter who … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Decision

Chapter 2 As you recall from yesterday’s report, we were traveling in Rob’s van and enjoying all the comforts it had to offer–RIGHT.  We finally made it to our base camp and were preparing to climb. Gannett Mountain is 13,809 … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain of Emotion

The following story will be much different than most of my biking stories.  This story took place in the summer of 1994 when my son Rob and I were attempting to climb some big mountains in the western United States.  … Continue reading

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