I guess it was "up" and all over the place. I mean Heaps in winter. The decision to do Telephone on December 25th instead of Heaps Then writing the story about it. That led the linking of my stories on that thread. Kuenn writes me to say he read my "Escape from Heaps" story He enjoyed it he said Enjoy that is, if you like nightmares. I realize that that trip had its 20h anniversary last spring Where has the time gone? I link the new story and send it to the old partners from that "20 year ago" misadventure And a few pictures come in this AM, from "way back when." First the story http://www.math.utah.edu/~sfolias/canyontales/ram/?i=heaps These first comments and all the pictures are from the "Vladman." "Failing is fun. Unless it isn’t. The first pic is the “I’d rather die than move” spot." Picture is in lower Gunsight. Jonny B in the back. The sprinkles came soon and the big tarp put up This picture is from Crossroads the next AM. It was incredibly slippery....But....I can't help but wonder what a dozen years of Freezefest experience would shift perspective, and how much. My recall was of conditions like I have not experienced afterward. But who knows? RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY The tangled "Pig." Note the PFD's lashed to the packs for floatation? makin it up as we went along Upper Phantom Valley after the 9F degree morning. When we got into Rt. Fork, we found icy conditions again.