Monthly Archives: April 2013

12 August, 1999 . . . landing at the VVR . . .

Vermilion Valley Resort Butch & Peggy––owners Jessica & Maryann––daughters Kevin “Special K” Speed . . . cook Tiny––the singing chef Dave Mau––cook, photograher, restauranteur . . .  Sarah––the waitress Tina––the teary waitress James––the boat driver and Rose, his girl.  Stoney … Continue reading

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Tuesday August 10th, 1999

6:45 a.m. Sunshine on a distant peak . . . well, there was a few minutes ago. This has been another one of those nights, here at Squaw Lake, wondering if we’d wake up, alive! Yesterday, Matt and I ended … Continue reading

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August 9th, monday . . . day 9

Almost moving too fast. I came out here to be slow, to reflect, to write small and take up pages with my deep reflections.  Matt and I followed, led, and waited around for John & Dave, all day yesterday, as … Continue reading

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August 8th . . . moving out . . .

8 a.m. and loading up to move out.  3:40 p.m.  Some creek ? . . . Matt and I are feeling the pain, but Nate has just moved on, eager to make purple lake by this evening. No doubt we … Continue reading

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August 6 & 7th . . . Saw heaven . . .

6:30 a.m. . . . I slept, but not much. instead I was up all night––first the wind, then the rain, then the thunder and lightning––which was just right here and now I wake up to find snow all around … Continue reading

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August 5th . . . day five . . .

Sitting here around seven p.m. last night, we looked doomed to rain and wind and then, at last light, after I’d closed myself into the tent, the birds sang and the sun beat away the clouds on the mountain tops––all … Continue reading

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4th of August . . . “Dad’s roll”

Vogelsang junction. 10 a.m. and going pleasantly slow, watching others come and go, up and down the trail. The morning obstacle will just be getting across the river/outlet.  Last night I spent a good half an hour in the dark, … Continue reading

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