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Mountain Rules 2

I’ve had many great rock-climbing partners over the past forty-two years. Two of the first and best were Ed Foley and Lincoln Hatch. We learned the sport together and shared its great joy: stepping into and joining with mountain beauty. Sometimes we stepped into more than just beauty. That’s where climbing tales begin. Editor Larry Upshaw of Ageless Authors liked my account of a springtime adventure on Tuolumne’s granite. They awarded the story first prize and included it in their upcoming anthology. I’ll let you all know when the tome is actually published.

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Mountain Rules

Son Jeremy and I atop Pywiack in May of 1988 on an ideal day!

In May of 1987 Ed Foley, Linc Hatch and I went to the Sierras in May for some early season rock climbing. We ended up having more of an adventure than we’d planned – as sometimes happens in the mountains – when a violent snowstorm hit us mid-climb. I wrote about our “epic” in my journal and later polished it up a bit for potential publication. It looks like that will happen pretty soon! The reminiscence won a prize in the Ageless Authors competition. I absolutely make no claim to being ageless, but I’m glad they liked the story. I’ll share it with you when it’s available. Meanwhile, here’s a link to the article: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/487742565/california-senior-writers-awarded-top-ageless-authors-prizes

A view of Tenaya Lake from Pywiack’s summit on a sunny May day in 1988

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After Good Rains

I’m grateful to Editor Jayne Jaudon for sharing this poem on her YDP site!

http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2982

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Full Moon – Tuolumne River

Editor Jayne Jaudon shared a small poem of mine on her excellent poetry site. The picture above says more than I can, but I tried:  http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2969

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Time is a River without Banks

Editor Irene Toh graciously chose to put my poem First Snow in “Time is a River without Banks”, Red Wolf Journal’s spring 2019 anthology. It’s a beautiful collection and I’m most pleased to have my small poem included.

https://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com

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A Bear for Lunch

Editor Richard Loller generously added this Yosemite reminiscence to his Preservation Foundation site. When you take teenagers to mountains where bears reside, they will inevitably meet. Here’s the link:

http://www.storyhouse.org/robertwa2.html

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Nevermore Again!

Editor Ron Harton included both a reminiscence and a poem of mine in this issue of NatureWriting.com. My son Jon’s photos greatly enhance the writing, believe me! I’d be most interested to learn of your Raven encounters, if any! This adventure convinced me that there’s far more to the big birds than meets the eye. Also, I suspect that the famous Raven was teasing Poe. It was a joke, Edgar, not a haunt!

https://naturewriting.com/nevermore/

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