|Finding the sweet spot|
|Boom! Nailed it!|
|Dad of the Year, celebrating his 65th atop Whitney|
|Looking at the looseness to come...|
Summer is in full swing, and since it is California in the midst of a fierce drought, this means lots of alpine rock climbing, sketchy snow-free descents, and lots of wildfire smoke. Despite some of these conditions, we at Sierra Mountain Center keep on plugging away, and have had a very successful season so far with great guests and lots of safe summits.
I have been staying busy, from Mini Mountain Camps in the Rock Creek area to a string of Mount Whitney trips (4 summits in 16 days for me during these past couple weeks!). While the end of the season is still a month and a half away, and several interesting and engaging trips are scheduled for September, we are also looking quite intently at the building chances for a big El Nino winter in the Sierra.
So while I make the requisite offerings to the Snow Gods by buying a few new pairs of skis, it is definitely still rock-sending season. Hope to see you out there in the mountains!