Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bonds Off For Today; Rescheduled For Tomorrow

I pulled the plug on the Bonds Traverse again this morning. In peakbagging circles I'm not as aggressive as some would like but those others don't understand I hike with a little dog I will not endanger if at all possible. Got up this morning to see the winds were higher and than we want for the exposed part of the Bonds traverse. It was cold and windy when I took Atti out this morning for his constitutional although it is a day where we could hike something less exposed. However, my car is parked some 20-something miles away and I don't want to bother our friends to go get it with me only to have them help me out again tomorrow. So the plan is to leave it there and then do the traverse tomorrow when the winds and temperatures on the higher summits will be downright balmy (relatively speaking).