Conquering the Summit
January 10, 2010, 6:11 pm
Filed under: The Great Outdoors, Wilderness Heroes | Tags: ,

This is my centennial post. While it may not be a mountain, I have conquered the number 100. I hope you have enjoyed the first 100, here’s to hundreds more.

Upon reaching the summit of Mount Winchell in 1868, Judge E.C. Winchell wrapped himself patriotically in a flag, took a swig from a wicker-woven flask, and “addressed formal salutations to the witnessing mountains and fired double-charges of gunpowder over the canyon and forest, arousing crashing reverberations that leaped from cliff to distant cliff, swiftly redoubling in the morning air.”