The Doing of It
It all started when I e-mailed Jon back in February. "Mt. Shasta this May," I said. "Just an idea." That idea turned into a two week road trip through the Cascades, starting in Seattle and ending in San Francisco. Along the way we visited four national parks, hiked over 50,000 feet of elevation change, and reached the summit of two snow-covered volcanoes. The idea of alpine climbing is one thing. The doing of it, we learned, is another thing entirely.