February 12th, 2015

hiker

Throwback Thursday

Today's Throwback Thursday pix are of our Venturing assault on Scafell Pike in 2005. It was a rainy and foggy day. We had already been overwhelmed with nasty weather in Scotland, so I bought a new rainjacket and gaiters in Ambleside before tackling this, the highest mountain in England. It was the first and last time I tried to hike in gaiters.

Gorse on Scafell Pike, Lake District, UK

Gorse on Scafell Pike
Lake District, UK, 2005

Ready for anything

Ready for anything
Note the gaiters
warrior

Eugene

Eugene

Eugene is the original Jeep. He is a magic animal from the Popeye comic strip of 70-some years ago. Etymologists argue over whether he or the initials G.P. ("general purpose") is the origin of the vehicle's name.