13, Issue 8
Crossing Griffith Creek at the beginning of the hike
Adults, kids and dogs on the summit of Delano Peak
Joel and Sierra take in the panorama
by Nathan Petrosian and Jim Albamont
Nathan, Valentina, Xavier, and Jim on the summit of Red
Slate Mountain on an LVMC summer trip
View of Red Slate from below
Nathan and Valentina happy in the mountains
Climbing the 1000 ft. snow chute just below the summit
Jim flashes a winning smile
Up, up, up
Nathan and Valentina celebrate summitting
Jim, Valentina, and Xavier with Red Slate
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31- September 2, 2007
Report and Photos by Nicholas Owen
I like camping... a lot, so Mom and Dad took
me up to Utah for the Labor Day weekend. We camped at a place called
Big John Flat…it’s a nice campground with lots of horse
and cattle roaming through the campsites, and a creek running through
a nearby meadow. I didn’t get to meet Big John, but the animals
left lots of piles of poo poo I liked to step in with my new hiking
boots….no big deal though, dad washed me off in the creek.
A few of my friends from LVMC camped
with me….Toby and Sierra brought their mom & dad, and my friend
Howard came too. Before we went hiking on Saturday, Toby’s dad
drove his Jeep backwards onto a rock…it was really funny watching
the grown-ups try and push the big truck off the rock!!
We made it to the trailhead finally
and we hiked up a really big hill my dad called Delano Peak. It was
super high -12,169 feet, the highest I’ve ever been!
Sierra and I rode on our daddy’s
backs up the steep hills. There was no trail, so our dads huffed up
the rocky areas and stomped through big, rolling meadows. Then there
were no more trees, so I could see really far…there were beautiful
peaks all around me. I thought I had to be near heaven. The sky was
so blue and clear we took a break and had a snack halfway up.
As soon as we started up again,
I noticed the sky was getting cloudy! I like rain though, so I wasn’t
scared. My mom said something to my dad about how lightning was bad
when we were up high, but he pretended he didn’t hear and kept
going up up up….
We reached the very top and it was
getting really windy. We all signed our names and put the little notebook
into a black mailbox! Yes, there was a black mailbox up here on the
very top of this mountain. We took a picture with everybody on the summit,
and then my daddy showed me a bunch of white mountain goats resting
on the hills below us.
We headed back down the mountain,
it didn’t take very long to get back to camp. Sierra and I helped
We helped dig a fire pit…
And chop wood…
The next morning my friend Howard
got up really early and went fishing. He brought back 3 big fish and
I got to touch them. He was going to eat the fish for dinner later,
I really liked playing with my friends
Toby and Sierra at the campsite. I can’t wait to go camping again!
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Adventures in Peru
John "Snafu" Mueller
Our own Snafu presents his experiences mountaineering in the Cordillera
Vilcanota mountain range in Peru. He will also be including photos
of the ruins of Machu Picchu, presumably delivered in his always
Here & Abroad