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.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."