Foolish Hike: Alaska, August 2019

“Which mountain do you want to climb?” We’re sitting around the table at the cabin my family and friends have built together. These three windows were designed in triptych to frame the inlet and the mountains that rise, sharp and steep, on its other side.

Google Earth’s rendition of our view

When we’re up there, this is how our hikes go: not too much planning. There aren’t really trails. So we look out the window and say: if we stay left of…