About Jerry & This Blog
“I KNOW IT’S TRUE, EVEN IF IT DIDN’T HAPPEN” Samuel Clemens
In his youth, Jerry left home in his old man’s pickup on a long road trip “in search of the American Dream.” It was the beginning of a new life (post-Beat/pre-hippie) but, more accurately, he drove head-on into the counterculture and had a pretty smooth ride all the way in.
After some digging we’ve found that Jerry has been in the snow/avalanche/guiding business for 40 yrs. and after “worrying for a living” forecasting and mitigating avalanches on Red Mountain Pass, Colorado and in the Chilean Andes, it was time for him to wander a different trail. Jonathan Thompson, editor at High Country News while accompanying Mr. Roberts on an avalanche control mission referred to him as a Zen Redneck. We’re not sure what that means so you would have to ask Mr. Thompson.
Lisa, his roomie, put this blog (journal is more friendly) together as a gift. Now Mr. Roberts can “Shout About It” whenever he wants, but we were assured there would be no pontificating, but maybe occasional bullshitting…
He told us only posts that are interesting or quirky or offbeat will appear and if he fails, he expects to feel the crack of the zen stick. Please……you be the judge.
A buddhist’s two greatest sins…. picking wildflowers and self-rightousness
don Jerry preparing for “Pisco Hour” at casa de Tim, Rio Blanco Chile.