East of the High Sierra Galen Rowell Climbing March 1973


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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 18, 2018 - 08:55am PT
Tim Auger's passing made me think of this article that mentions him on the last page. I went looking to see where I had posted it unsuccessfully so here it is again. This article really put the eastside on the map for many of us and brings back a lot of fond memories of simpler times. Enjoy!

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 18, 2018 - 10:40am PT
evocative of a time when there seemed so much to discover and experience.

Thanks to all those who sought to preserve that wildness.

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 18, 2018 - 11:20am PT
Galen's writing is a pleasure to read.

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:09pm PT
Love me some Galen Rowell. TYFPU Steve!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 19, 2019 - 08:27am PT
Bump for a good story and thanks, Steve.TY, Jerry D.

Clean up in aisle three.I've never seen an American writer refer to "fellfields."

I also like his description of the Eastside geography as "sagebrush savannah."

Jan 19, 2019 - 08:40am PT
The Smokestack has some fine long routes on it. Sorta miss those days living in Doug's place in 40 Acres, below the 'Stack.

RIP Galen...

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 19, 2019 - 01:14pm PT
We met and became fast friends in '02. Then, only months later he was gone.

So sad, but what a life!

Jan 19, 2019 - 08:43pm PT
Kind of a shock to see the Gear Exchange now occupying the former Mountain Light Gallery on the corner of 395 and Line. Seems almost insulting.

Galen was a great phantom mentor of mine and I expected to keep reading of his adventures for decades. I felt cheated by his premature death.
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