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If you don't know what a RandyMile is, you haven't adventured!
According to Merriam-Webster, adventure involves exposure to danger and the encountering of risks. On a randyventure, you may experience autonomous travel (hiking, biking, paddling...) in pitch darkness, the possibility of heat exhausting, exposure, drowning or falling to your death or maybe, if you are lucky, a simple bivouac, i.e., a temporary encampment under little or no shelter! Not dissuaded? Fools rush in where angels fear to tread...
Mountain Biking! Obsession is such a harsh word. Click a thumbnail for a view from atop the Wasatch Mountains above Park City, Utah or for a self-portrait taken while MTBing in front of Castle Peak, CA. Are you serious about mountain biking, try a FATRAC (Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition) ride or follow the GPS tracks to one of mine!
You wouldn't think road riding could be THAT adventurous. Come on! You just have to be creative!! You need a "Damn the weather weasels,
I'm going riding" attitude. Perhaps then you too can ride through miles of lightning and hail. Or try starting a 10 hour ride in the
afternoon without lights and proper clothing and see where that gets you. So crank up your imagination and above all, don't let common sense
slow you down!
Here's a few pix from some climbs I did last year in my beloved Sierra
A shot of me just before the final ascent of Pyramid
Peak. On the right, Roxanne leaning on Pyramid's summit peg with my loyal Chesapeake Bay
retriever, Doctor Bones Decoy. They don't know (yet) that they're in
for an unplanned bivouac!
A view of Lake Tahoe from Mount
A shot of me in front of Mokelumne
Peak. How'd that dang dog get in the picture again?
Bones and I on top of Shepherd's
Crest, elevation ~12,000 feet. This is the tallest mountain I've climbed,
and one of the few places in California inhospitable enough for ptarmigan
Well alrighty then, what's on my climbing
calendar, you ask? The Cascades, a volcanic range extending from California
to British Columbia. Here's some elevation stats and pictures for every
peak in the Cascades over 10,000 feet.
||10,358 10,047 and 10,085 feet
...and now, for a few more "ambitious" peaks
Whitney Top of the 48.
Highest mountain in the Alps.
|Mount Logan Highest peak in Canada
|Denali Tallest mountain in North America
|Aconcagua Tallest mountain in the Americas
Back Country Skiing and Kayaking
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Last modified 02-February-2007.