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Fire and Ice: Badwater 146: Part 4

The Crux of the Crossing After another pretty much sleepless night, we awoke at 3:30 a.m. to start the day. I asked Bob how he felt and he replied that he was anxious and ready to go. If we got … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Badwater 146: Part Three

Beginning of the Ice – Mount Whitney Having completed the “easy” +130-mile part of the Winter Badwater, the cooler (than a Fire crossing) desert portion, Heather drove us back down to Lone Pine and the awaiting showers and beds at … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Badwater: Part Two

Father Crowley to Portal Road Closure After we called a temporary truce with the desert and Badwater Lean at the 3,000 foot elevation sign heading up to Father Crowley Vista I willingly, although not happily, climbed into the van for … Continue reading

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