Cadillac Jack got in his rig
early this morning ~
took other road
No more suffering for one of the all time classic mountain men.
He had quite a ride.
Good, bad or ugly
IN CELEBRATION of Jack’s life, we are beach walking to the next town to the north, Cayucos. May have to have a drink there besides some crab cakes ……. what a life!
Tom & Martha Ann
THE CORDILLERA DE SARMIENTO OF SOUTHERN CHILE
Author: Camilo Rada and Jack Miller. Climb Year: N/A. Publication Year: 2014.
‘CORDILLERA SARMIENTO EXPEDITION’–A first hand account of a mountaineering expedition to a rarely visited part of the world by Jack Miller–international mountaineer, adventurer, gentleman & Hastings Mesa mayordomo…
Rains, this black night, hammer the tent like buckshot poured out of a pail, even drowning out the gale force of the wind overhead and the bashing of waves on the headland. I lay sleepless in my tent, here in the Cordillera Sarmiento, a remote mountain range in that wedge of southern Chile that pierces the Antarctic Ocean.
This hostile outer rim of South America has been called the “uttermost part of the earth.” Geographically, it lies within “Patagonia” but, weather-wise, its a region all its own. Mariners classify these latitudes as “the Furious Fifties,” and consider the harsh weather in this archipelago as the worst in the world. It is rarely approached by explorers or climbers–or by anybody.