From my home in Draper the radical slope rising S out of Big Willow cirque is plainly visible. These last few weeks it has been calling me. Today I answered the call. The climb from my lunch spot in the cirque to the goat bed at the top of the headwall (10,600')took almost an hour in difficult snow. It was wonderful. I did not go on up to Lone Peak this day. I have been there before.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."