Crestone Peak … and a Self Rescue!
“Crestone Peak, or “The Peak” as known among many climbers, is one of the “double-black diamond” 14ers for climbers. It and its companion fourteener, Crestone Needle were the last of all the fourteeners to be scaled back in the 1920’s. This...
Blanca Peak – Sacred Mountain of the Navajo
with a 130-year old Eagle trap at summit …and close encounters with hungry bears.
Evolution of the American Coin-op Orchestrion
The heyday of American coin-operated automatic music instruments was from 1898 – 1928. Perforated-paper music rolls were an important medium for national distribution of music including blues, jazz, rags and dance tunes. The Coinola SO “super orchestrion,”...
Flatiron and Superstition Mountain – Arizona
Superstition Mountain – hidden gold, subterranean extra-terrestrials, Indian legends and a big day of bouldering and rock climbing. Fortunately no cactus jabs or rattlesnake strikes.