Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
The club leaders had good reason for not wanting to many unexperienced climbers on the Mt Brewer climb. Near the summit of Brewer the way leads along a narrow ledge of loose rocks, a sheer wall on one side, a sheer drop into the amphitheater on the other. Sometime before our climb, perhaps 10 days, two young men, not with the club, made the climb and one of them slipped and fell here killing him. There were a large number of club members registered for the Brewer trip, and there were several the leaders feared might drop out on the club, and were not capable of returning to camp alone or continuing the climb alone after they rested. So to “scare these out” they adopted the strenuous “try out” climb up Goat Mountains. They wanted no tragedy like that of the poor young man to mar our climb. Of course Papa understood all that, but he thought they choose the wrong way.
San Bernardino, Calif.
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