This is my friend Mark Williams. Mark is an avid rock climber. In July of 1998, I flew
up to San Francisco, and we took off for Lake Donner, which is near Lake Tahoe. We climbed
rocks, swam in streams, ate good food, and played in the snow.
"Wait a sec," you say, "You said this was July!" True, but we went
up to a ski resort where Mark had lost a ski that winter. There was still snow on the
ground! I have pictures of me playing naked in the snow. Ok, I had shoes on. The air was
around 70 degrees, but the snow was still cold! It takes a long time for all the snow to
melt up there. That's also where our water comes from during the summer... snow melting in
No, the pictures of me naked are not on this website. This is a family site! ;-)
I do have pictures of me climbing. Here I am playing Spiderman. Yes those are real
trees, and yes that's a real road down below. And yes, that's a real rope! Safety on this
trip was always primary.
And finally, here's a shot of the lake from the top of the rocks we were climbing that