Dear Friends,
Real short this time.
As you read this, I will be somewhere in the Oregon Cascades with my brother and sister.  We get together every year in memory of our dad who loved these mountains and shared that love with us.  This will be our seventh.  We normally go in late September and have had amazing luck with the weather.  (The attached picture is last year at 6,700 feet.)  This year our string of luck with the weather will run out.  But we will find someplace to go.  And we will have one more memorable adventure to add to the many we have accumulated together over the years.
In Christ,
John