Can you rest on your laurels?


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Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 6, 2018 - 08:21pm PT
I keep writing down my old adventures & new ones, & a humorous short story every now & then. And sharing them.

Tom Lopez, author of the wonderful book on Idaho’s mountains, “IDAHO A CLIMBING GUIDE,” also has the book online. For years he has been adding more information on Idaho’s mountains & the history of climbing in those mountains to his free web-site.

I’ve been writing down some of my 1970’s Idaho climbing adventures as well as more recent climbing, rafting, adventures & humorous stories for the last few years. Idaho Magazine has published 17 of those stories, but you have to pay to read them. Tom has 3 of my best stories on his website, for free.

May I suggest the one in my link as a great read for fans of the Sawtooth Range, adventure, & lost treasures. It is 29 pages long, but has lots of historic photos, mostly from the early 1970’s, & moves right along.

Tom & I spent Dec 2nd, finding lost pages, adding new photos, & cleaning up typos on it. I think it’s as good as anything I’ve ever written.

Pursuit of “Bluebonnet Tower and the Search for the “Crystal Cave.”


Trad climber
Upland, CA
Dec 7, 2018 - 09:13am PT
Sierra Ledge Rat, I am really sorry to hear you are feeling unhappy about certain aspects of your present situation, especially some deterioration in your body.

I'm not sure I have any wise words to say about it, but I am also older and a bit broken down, but I am also really very, very happy.

I hope you find a path that leads you to happiness again. Life is so precious and so short! Love every day.


Dec 7, 2018 - 11:00am PT
Please be so kind as to let others make their own decisions without interference. If you are happy with your past decisions, just let it be. If you are now unhappy, just know it was your choice.

As regards laurels, I have observed some of them can be found on ledges.

Sport climber
Dec 7, 2018 - 11:54am PT

Happiness is held in too high regard. Happiness is stupid. Meaning is closer to the real thing...

When all meaning is absorbed you have reached your inner point zero and will soon stop spinning...
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