Eric is home, safe and sound, from San Diego. He had a great time -- I'll post some pictures soon.
While he was gone, I volunteered on Saturday with the SCA Mt. Rainier Recovery team (we re-built a rock wall between Burroughs Mountain and Shadow Lake [near the Sunrise Visitor Center]). Nearly all the hikers passing us thanked us for our hard work, and a few asked what crime we had committed to deserve such hard labor.