Playing in the High Country
The most important part of the mountains is playing here. I’ve got so many crazy stories that will probably never be heard and I think others do to. One story shared in this section is were I took a 9-day ski safari to Aspen, Alta, Sun Valley and Steamboat Springs and the entire trip cost only $32. Anyone else have an interesting story? If so share it. This section is dedicated to locals telling their stories to the world.
Carl Rapp – Climbing Mt. Whitney
Carl tells about our adventure climbing Mt. Whitney at the end of our sophomore year in high high school. He was a close friend for over 62 years. Carl was a really good person and gave so much back to his community. Unfortunately we lost Carl this year to Covid-19 complications.
Our College Days Ski Safari
Author receiving Ticket on Vail Pass During my freshman year, two friends from my dormitory, Jack Barr and Bruce Cole, took me under their wings. Jack showed me how to be part of the ski scene. “Jeans are cool and that’s what the good skiers wear. If ya don’t fall, ya don’t need stretch pants.”
Medical Flights to Sierra Madre
https://vimeo.com/78832857 A group from Arvada Rotory Club have flown into Guachochi, Mexico, for several years to bring medical aid and eye care to the community. Each trip seems to generate both adventure and a high sense of satisfaction of giving. I also have a separate back-story while documenting these medical trips. See Survival at Sierra
Survival at Sierra Madre
The Arvada Rotory Club held a number of eye-glass and medical clinics in Guachochi, a 8,000 foot high community in Mexico. I went along and made a documentary titled Medical Flights to Sierra Madre. Each trip had its own personality and lots of adventure. One winter I had a lifetime experience and it made a