Thoughts on turning 50

I turned 50 in February of 2006, but I'm not "over the hill."  Au contraire, I'm right at the top of the hill!  And the proof is below...

Photos taken at Mount Whitney Friday, July 13, 2007

Mt. Whitney from the Portal Road
links:  Portal Store, Inyo National Forest
  I made it to the summit!
Elevation 14,497 feet.
  My wife Yvonne and I are standing
in front of the hut at the summit

Photos taken at Mount San Antonio (aka Mt. Baldy) Monday, July 3, 2006

Mt. Baldy
links:  Sierra Club, Trail Map
  Plaque at the summit.
Elevation 10,064 feet.
  I'm standing on the plaque!
People heard this whoop all over So. Calif.

Photos taken at Mount San Jacinto Saturday, August 12, 2006

Mt. San Jacinto
links:  San Jacinto State Park, BLM, Trail Map
Sierra Club, Saint Hyacinth
  Sign at the summit.
Elevation 10,834 feet.
  I'm on a rock in front of the sign.
This rock is actually the highest spot!

Photos taken at Mount San Gorgonio Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mt. San Gorgonio
links:  SG Wilderness, Trail Map
SG Wilderness Assoc.,
Sierra Club,
Summit Post, Saint Gorgonius
  (There is no sign or plaque at the summit)
Signing the Register at the summit.
Elevation 11,503 feet.
  US Geological Survey Disk at Summit
That's my foot in the lower left!