Glacier: Why I am not posting this week


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

The picture below will help explain why I am not posting much this week. My wife Diane and I are in Glacier National Park, and today we did a 12 mile hike on the Highline Trail, considered by many to be one of the best trails in the U.S. I’ve done a lot of hiking in my life, and I have to agree.

I hope good internet access will return next week, and I will be able to post regularly again. Until then, make sure you look real close at the picture. On the right, at the end of the trail line, is a person. This will give you a sense of the scale here.

Highline Trail

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3 comments

  • eddie willers

    Just think about it, Bob.

    If all goes well with mini satellites and capitalism in space, in a few years you will be able to go on a hike and post to your (and our) hearts content.

  • Peter Arzenshek

    Love it! My wife and I have visited Waterton Lakes National Park just over the 49th from Glacier National Park, and the scenery is just staggering. If you go back, try to visit WLNP, and take the 20km Carthew-Alderson trail. Wish I could give a couple of views.

  • Gary M.

    Robert, your visit to GNP has caused me to dig back through my Adventure Log and look up the trip my Wife and I took. We day hiked the Highline Trail August 10, 2011. Fantastic day on that trail. I know you to be an avid hiker and you picked a dandy with this one. Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip.

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