I have very limited experience with John of course, but the one time was
memorable. John asked me if I wanted to join Jeff Howbert and him for some
prominence bumps near Morton, "Big Bottom Butte" and Cottlers Rock, in December
2001. I told him I'd meet them in Morton, so I went down to REI and rented
some showshoes, drove to Morton, and met them at the Chevron food mart. It
was a miserable rainy day, but we managed to get the two hills. Later
I heard a weather report that claimed it had been the wettest day on record
in Olympia with a total of around 3 inches. Given my soaked condition,
I definitely wouldn't doubt it. The nasty cold that followed was witness
to why I've never preferred winter outings - especially since I'm susceptible
to pneumonia! :-(
Happy Birthday John, and MANY happy repeats!
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