Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nights 259 and 260

Hi and welcome back!

The other day I got an email from Mark Smiley that he had just come out with a new video on one of his 50 classic climbs.  It was about the Moose's Tooth in Alaska, and sometime this month he's also coming out with the video for their climb of the Carpe Ridge on Mt. Fairweather (also in Alaska).  The Moose's Tooth video is really cool if you get a minute to watch it.

I woke up around 1:00 on Wednesday morning freezing in my 40 degree bag.  I wanted to move into the 20 degree bag, but I felt the nylon on the inside, and realized that it was just too cold to sleep in as it was.  I unzipped the 40 degree bag, slipped it in the 20 degree bag, and waited for the inside to warm up.  I had to wait quite a few minutes until it was warm enough for me to get in just the 20 degree bag, but then that kept me plenty warm until morning.

It's less than four days until dad and I fly to San Jose.  We'll get there around 9:00 Monday night, find a campground to sleep, and then drive to Yosemite in the morning.  If anybody knows a good campground in or near San Jose, I'd appreciate it if you let us know!

Thanks for reading!