A great hiking and climbing friend of mine, Rick Peckham, comes down from Alaska for several weeks to visit me in the summers for some fun camping, hiking and climbing. A few days after his arrival this summer of 2019, we drove to the top of Independence Pass for a favorite hike up to two […]
I have already commented at length on what to do if caught in a thunderstorm. As I said there, the word “thunderstorm” focuses on the wrong threat; it is the lightning that injures or kills. A Short Course on Storm Forecasting I’m no weatherman, but to date I’ve avoided major weather issues in all but […]
I live in Aspen, Colorado, and I am always looking for an excuse to go hiking or climbing, even at my ripe old age in my mid-70’s. July 20 is my birthday, and I wanted to celebrate with a hike. The only questions were where to hike and with whom should I hike? The problem […]
What to do if you get lost or stuck on a hike? Taking certain precautions can help you avoid getting lost, and they can also help ensure you are found as quickly as possible if you do get lost.