Wednesday, August 26, 2015

High Sierra

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Well, we survived the mountains, but only barely. No bears or mountain lions. And though we saw lots of smoke from the fires around us, we never saw flames. Unfortunately the only disaster was a fall at the end, on the hike out. My new buddy Paul Kratter fell down a steep, slippery section of trail, dislocated his patella and broke his femur. The poor guy had to be hauled out by helicopter.

Here's our cast of characters (left to right, photo taken at the beginning of the trip): Aimee Erikson, Ernesto Nemesio, me, Bill Cone, Lori Putnam, Suzie Baker, Paul Kratter. More photos and paintings to come!


Kaethe Bealer said...

Great painting! Sorry to hear that about Paul. He is such a nice person!

Connie McLennan said...

OMG, that must have been unbelievably painful for Paul and terrifying for everyone else. We have a mutual friend, and I consulted him by phone once while in the middle of some book illustrations.
Great painting, BTW.