Wednesday, February 26, 2014

No Adirondacks

Hi and welcome back!

Mt. Marcy in the Summer
I think I mentioned in my last post that my dad and I were planning on going to the Adirondacks with my soccer coaches and a few other guys, and one of them climbed Mt. Everest.

We were going to leave tomorrow, climb Mt. Marcy (the high point in New York) on Friday, and get back Saturday afternoon.  This evening my soccer coach called to say that the way they planned the trip, it would be too far to do Mt. Marcy in a day, so they're climbing on Saturday.  That would have been too many miles for me, so we're going to do it some other time.

Instead, since I already had permission to be out of school, dad and I are going to climb the highest points in Pennsylvania (Mt. Davis) and Maryland (Backbone Mountain) over the next two days.

For those of you who asked, my leg is doing much better.  The cut is almost gone, but I have a feeling it's going to leave a scar, which is OK.

We haven't had a trivia question in a long time: who is the only American to have climbed all 14 of the 8,000-meter peaks?  He also did them without oxygen.  Here's a hint--he left a comment on my blog last Spring. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I am sorry you didn't get to climb Mt. Marcy this time. Glad that your leg is doing better though!

  2. Thanks, Peter! We'll get to Mt. Marcy sooner or later.