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August 10, 2023
"We don't have to get fat,
We don't have to get old.
We don't have information that we have to withhold."
-The Pretenders, "Let the Sun Come In"
Mrs. Ericson and I are doing fine money-wise, but we definitely don't have helicopter rescue money.
That thought arose as I looked up at Aasgard Pass, a muscle-bound stretch of slope that rises from the tourmaline-green shores of Colchuck Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the central Cascades, just outside of Leavenworth. That incline of nearly 2,000 feet in two-thirds of a mile loomed like a mocking high school bully, and I wondered whether...