1998: Some Trips in California

In May 1998 I made my second unsuccessful attempt to visit Shasta's summit, this time with Brian Moore ...

on the Casaval Ridge route.

Camping at Thousand Island Lake in August, I climbed the north ridge of Banner Peak on a trip with

Bryan, Hazen, and Esther.

In September, Esther and I climbed her first sport lead,

and her second and third third-class peaks.

In October I headed to the Valley with Bryan

and Dennis. We enjoyed some intimacy

with the South Face of Washington Column ...

over two wonderful days.

In November I travelled to Humboldt County in the far north of California to visit the ancient Redwoods

and fight for their protection from corporate corruption. Jail Hurwitz!