The Start of the Mississippi River Trip!

July 25, 2019 Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Dear Family & Friends: By the time you read this, I will be underway on my canoe trip down the Mississippi River. I am beyond ready and excited. I arrived in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on July 16, after our trip to Egeland, North Dakota to stay at Sharon’s childhood […]


Another Look at Mt. Everest

Costa Mesa, California June 24, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On June 22, 2019, I presented my last Everest program of the year for Olive Crest, a wonderful charity that serves at-risk children. This 24-minute video documents my 2014 climb of Mt. Everest from the North approach, which begins in Tibet, and my 2009 climb […]


Dedicated to Danny

Costa Mesa, California June 20, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On December 16, 2018, our grandchild, Danny Giger, was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado. He was just 21-years old and was scheduled to graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2019. Our whole family is still devastated at the loss […]


Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip and Through-Paddling the Big Muddy

Costa Mesa, Ca. May 7, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip You may recall I had planned a 15-day, 3,217 mile motorcycle trip with my special needs grandson, Ollie, in August of 2018. My plan was to visit seven national parks in six states. Along the way, we scheduled visits […]