I helped John get Lost in 1987, and complete the Cascade Top 100.
I went over and out "10-4 Mountain" in December about a decade ago,
and a twig poked me in the eye, giving me double vision.
atop numerous mountains, such as Indian Rock and Lemei Rock, amid summery
skies in the vicinity of Mt. Adams in about 1992.
John and I have had
holy debates about mountain place names, especially those in the NCNP,
and different opinions about ascent history and what elevation to assign
John is a relentless climber who has completed a wide variety
of mountain lists. He also first stated that once every closed contour
had been tallied, then the mountain listmakers job would be done.
I also climbed Holy Acorn Mountain, and he was later enlightened on nearby "Salvation
Steve Fry, Edmonds
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