National Geographic : 1961 Mar
But the hard core of dedicated mountain eers stood out.* All shared a look of iron legged vigor. A noticeable glint came to their eyes when they peered through the hemlocks at the rocky shoulders of McGregor Moun tain, overlooking the camp. "We're all a little insane," one of the climb ers confessed to me. "But we like it!" The mountaineers got their chance to tackle McGregor, and Kathleen, infected with their enthusiasm, joined them (page 355). 358 Andy went fishing. I shinnied up to a ledge with Al Schmitz, the trip leader, to get the lay of the land. Far below my perch the Stehekin River winked in the sunlight. Agnes Creek met it near our campsite (map, page 338). "We'll follow the South Fork of the Agnes," Al said. "The valleys are corridors to the * "Sierra High Trip," by David R. Brower, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, June, 1954, describes a mountain trek by members of the Sierra Club.