“The California Needles: Perfect, Multi-Pich Granite.” Gripped Magazine. July 2008.
“How many times in life does a place exceed expectations? It’s 3 p.m. on a late September afternoon and I’m hiking into the Needles in southern California. For more than a decade I’ve been trying to get to this exact spot – 2,400 m above sea level in Kern River Valley in the High Sierra. I try not to be too excited. I try to remind myself that anticipation can kill reality. But then I spot the first granite dome…”