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Tag : Dr. Mike

Where it all began

Where it all began

Here it is. A snapshot in time of my very first backpacking trip -- the trip that started it all. Okay, I know this is about as exciting to you as watching the proverbial paint dry, but I certainly didn't know that 36 years later I'd be hunched over a computer in the winter evenings living...

Our website’s theme song…

Our website’s theme song…

I'm still on a bender about old photos and found this website's namesake photo. The photo of Dr. Mike was taken in 1979 on Mt. Shasta at about the 13,000' level in a total whiteout and some fierce winds. Note the very stylin' and vintage 60/40 Powderhorn Mountaineering parka. I had one too, only...

Rodger’s Peak Basin

Rodger’s Peak Basin

I've been going through some of my old prints, slides and negatives and came across this one. That's Rodger's Peak cirque in the background, with Dr. Mike dead center. This has got to be one of the biggest cirques in the world. Rodger's Peak is one peak south from Mt. Lyell in the Ritter...

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

I think it was about 1977. I was studying to be an graphic designer but my high school art teacher said I should probably consider another career because I couldn't draw. Still can't. I figured I was really good at drawing straight lines, so I lateralled to architecture. That career goal...

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