The Lost Peak of ’76

Jump back to 1976, Japan, the summer when I was 16, and picture the gangly teenager with shoulder-length hair, who loved wearing bell bottoms jeans, lace up lumberjack boots, and a broad-brimmed black felt hat adorned with a Navajo bead … Continued

Mountain Big, Person Small

View of Mt. Oku-Shirane after the initial climb. Climber celebrating at the top of one of Mt. Oku-Shirane’s crags. Vine climbing a cedar trunk. View of Lake Yu from western shore. The morning I started out of the house for … Continued

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