Dwight Peck's personal website
to the USA, August 1998
in the Kyoto Summer, the hottest summer since the widespread burning of fossil
fuels and the first summer since the U.S. Congress outlawed scientific research
on combatting global warming. Better to keep moving than to expire miserably in
a tiny apartment.
forgot the flash? Reuniting with old friends in Boston: Paul and Ana Maria Miller
in the front, Professor C. Berman and Marlowe Tyson Peck in the back, a bemused
passerby in the center.
to the USA, New Hampshire more precisely, the White Mountains more precisely than
that, where every road seems to go either up or down. 7 August 1998.
pass ride of 125 kilometers, possibly more than this holiday-maker was ready for
-- and what's more, wearing a bicycle helmet for the first time in his life.
However well-advised helmets may be from a safety point of view, these things
really drag you down and make you feel like a 50-odd-year-old office worker who
has wandered unwittingly into a world of weight.
of North Woodstock, N.H., the narrator displays Mr Miller's very serviceable bicycle,
which, if our luck holds, will get us over Crawford Notch and back to North Conway
pretty much in one sore piece.
C. Berman digging out the amphetamines on the Huntington Ravine Trail up Mount
Washington, in the White Mountains, 8 August 1998 -- a rare moment of repose.
recovered from the bicycling excursions of the previous day, at least one of us
was having semi-serious trouble on the Huntington Ravine headwall.
sometimes we became petulant, and perhaps snapped ill-naturedly at the photographer,
it was surely just the effect of a series of violent heart attacks and cerebral
more cardiac arrests in progress. The photographer, Prof. C. Berman, had a lighter
backpack and professed to be enjoying all of this.
Washington Summit Welcoming Committee, C. Berman, M. Shemo, P. Miller, A.M. Miller,
waiting to greet the Huntington Ravine Expedition of 1998. Mr Berman (left)
not only greeted the Expedition but was on it and arrived some hours earlier.
professors from the American College of Switzerland, Black Cap Mountain, New Hampshire,
9 August 1998. (Photo: M. Shemo)
Berman, M. Shemo
day, Mt Washington again, this time from the other side, the famous Ammonoosuc
Ravine Trail, 10 August 2005 -- Prof. Berman demonstrating
uphill snowless skiing techniques.
of the Clouds, with clouds, 10 August 1998.
newly returned in driving rain from a hike up Mt Washington via the Ammonoosuc
Trail, calmly prepares to poke the photographer's eye out.
Peck, on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin/Michigan, August 1998.
cabin "Far Shores" on Lake Superior, Michigan, August 1998
cabin "Far Shores" on Lake Superior
visiting with His Mum, Alice, and his Sis, Susan, newspaper editor, in Ashland,
Ohio, August 1998
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 19 September 1998, revised 3 April
2008, 12 December 2013.