[Land-speed] Wind Rivers
neil at dbelltech.com
Fri Mar 19 16:50:02 MST 2010
Just to add to my previous post about our '69 climb of Mt. Woodrow Wilson--
when I returned to Pinedale my car had been towed away and I wound up
spending three days in jail. What a trip!
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: "Mark J Bradakis" <mark at bradakis.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:25 PM
To: "LAND SPEED LIST" <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Land-speed] Wind Rivers
> Quoting Dockery:
> Our audacious winter attempt was the hardest, most unenjoyable trip I
> have ever
> taken in the mountains.
> That pretty much sums it up. And when he says "minimal food" that is
> understated. We left a big cache of food at the base of Hooker, thinking
> it would
> take us 3 - 4 days to get back, not 7. A few bullion cubes and some
> candies were not really enough to support the calories we needed to get
> out alive,
> but we managed. Maybe I'll talk about the Rock Springs McDonalds in
> message. And the Safeway across the street. And of course the back of
> in the trailer.
> This is not the appropriate venue for detailed discussion, but I will say
> that the
> morning of April 1st, 1977, sitting on some ice cold, snow glazed rock
> on the east side of the Wind Rivers, watching the sun come up through the
> clouds in a burning blaze of crimson glory and *knowing* then and there
> we would, somehow, after all, make it out alive is a time I will never
> "The dawn in russet mantle clad climbs yon eastward hills"
> Taken from a play called Hamlet, by, uh, what was his name again?
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