Great summit where one can fit in NICELY. During the BC (before cellphone) era, the crux was in finding an avaliable pay phone.
Soloed this route twice in one week's time to get my technique down. Unfortunately I failed to summit both times due to major loss of molar 2 weeks prior. I think 2005 is my year to conquest and conquer the elusive clean plate summit.
Made the "summit" via the Wino Variation (S5+) but got greedy trying to make a double summit attempt on 'The Hot Tuna/Ahi Platter' (S7). Summit attempt halted by A.G.P.S. (acute gut pain syndrome). Partnering up with Deb to make a reattempt in 2005......
After a successful completion of the JMT in 16 days, I met my parents in the Valley, and we headed over the pass to dine at the Whoa Nelli. Needless to say, stuffing a chicken ceasar wrap into my stomach after 16 days of starvation was tasty, but I paid for it later(I lost 10+lbs as evident in the pic).
Eric J Lee
Whipped cream on top, what more can you ask at 7:30 am.
Arf, arf, bow-wow-wow, rough!!! Rough, rough!!! (pant, pant, drool, drool) Owoooooooooo!!!!*
-Nellie the Dog
* Translation: I'm a very happy dog when Dave brings me leftovers. I especially like the delicious bbq ribs with their own mouthwatering sauce, and the rack of lamb! I'm so glad my nutty owner named me after this place.
Jim Browsky must wear a cap.
I summited this one at least 50 times, basically every time I pass by. Sometimes I do a quick one, other times I settle in for a more technical and committing "route".
My most memorable summit was last year when Etsuko and I walked in at 8am, several hours after Matthew and I day-hiked Whorl and ordered the following:
- Steak caesar salad (HUGE)
- Seared ahi tuna (GOOD SIZE)
- Fish tacos (BIG)
At first, guys behind the counter looked at us in disbelief (they were serving only breakfast at that time), but after a quick deliberation they agreed to cook everything we requested. Needless to say, I could barely get up after finishing the meal.