I am reminded of the book “Travels with Charley” by Steinbeck. Every summer I get a travel update from alumnus Charlie Crowley ’70. This time he checks in from the top of the Grand Teton.
“Hey Grunge, Thought I’d pass on a couple of vacation photos. I just returned from a family trip out west to Jackson, Wyoming. While there I took a couple of days to climb Grand Teton, a beautiful peak. I’m attaching a couple summit photos. One is with appropriately colored red windbreaker. After that photo I threw on my “CROWLEY POWER” t-shirt and grabbed my homemade Wabash flag (thank you Mary) first used on the Matterhorn summit I climbed during a Wabash alumni trip to Switzerland 30+ years ago. I climbed the Grand before with TKE brothers Don Briggs and Phil Radtke in 1976 or ’77. I noted the mountain has gotten steeper and higher since my first efforts. Must be the tectonic plates movement!”
Reminds me that I need a lightweight Wabash flag for the next Grand Cnyon excursion.