“The Devils Thumb and Everest” Climbing mountains can be extremely dangerous. Jon Krakaeur and Erik Weihenmayer both wrote stories to tell us all about it. Jon Kraukaeur wrote the story “The Devils Thumb” about climbing a mountain in Alaska all alone. Kraukaeur has climbed mountains all his life and has written many books about it. Erik Weihenmayer wrote the story “Everest” about reaching the summit of Mount Everest as a blind person.
Many interesting, dangerous, and fascinating things happened on our weekend trips. I could write a book just about snowmobiling. But I will only bore you with a couple of my stories. The habitual procedure was that we would travel to a different city in northern Michigan every other weekend during the winter months.
At 44AD when I was one year old, my family moved into one of the top floor in the insulae at Rome. We only had one room and there was no sunlight and no running water, which means no bathroom (Ancient History Encyclopedia: Roman Daily Life 4). My family dreamed to live in a tabernae at Palatine Hill, and with a small pool, many bedroom, libraries, offices, kitchen, and most importantly bathroom, but only wish I had was not to be kicked out of the house we lived in and no disaster will happen (Ancient History Encyclopedia: Roman Daily Life 5). My parents always talk about their life when they lived down town, where the clean water flows and no pressure of rent, that they met each other and got married, and to earn more money our family moved in to this apartment that we had to live in fear and depress. I had beg them everyday to move back to the town and I will work for them in the field, but they always said that I have six siblings that they need to feed and told me not to be selfish.
“Ms. Cormier, to the principal’s office again,” Mrs. Li said shaking her head and ticking her tongue. “This is your third time in in the last two days.” I sat down on a black leather couch. My wavy, dark brown hair, dyed with berry blue low-lights hung over my shoulders and dripped down my hip. My brown eyes shown with impatience.
Snowfall is a pretty sight, the world is still; no movement, even the air stays still. When you look up at the cloudy gray sky and see the snowflakes fall they float down in a graceful path that would make ballerinas look clumsy. It 's a euphoric moment almost, the kid inside you wakes up and without thinking everyones impulsive habit is to scream “It 's snowing!” and raise their hands to the sky asking for more. In this case, I wanted less snow.
The deer ran away about 60 yards from where I killed it. I couldn’t even believe it. I called and texted my mom she couldn’t even believe it. We had to wait a few minutes to see where it was because if it was still alive we didn’t want to scare it off. We waited 5 minutes but during those five minutes me and my dad celebrated and hugged for probably 2 minutes.
We repeat a pattern of: go out, explore new trails, get lost, and somehow find our way back each time, but today is different. Today we are going to Custer’s Peak, this is the moment I have been waiting for all week. Ever since I got here, the locals and other people in my group have been telling me that the view here is something unlike anything back in Minnesota. It takes us about 20 minutes of driving up a steep incline but now we are at the top and this is, by far, the best view I have ever seen. I was told this was one of three huge fire watch towers
Most animals they hunt can run faster, but wolves can run tirelessly for hours and can leap as high as one-story buildings. Wolves used to live all over North America, Europe, and Asia, but after the 1950’s wolf populations survived only in northern Minnesota and Alaska in the United States, in Canada, northern Europe, and northern Asia. Now they are making a comeback in other areas because scientists recognize their important role as apex predators. Wolves can live in any type of climate except for the desert and the highest mountains. Their color varies from pure white to jet black, depending on where they live.
Alice was abandoned by her parents at the young age of 3, Dorothy could not go home because there was no one to care and tend to her needs and her parents try to visit once a month, Shirley’s family live too far to visit often so come only once every few months, and Renee’s family also lived very far away (200
I obviously did not give a rat’s butt about politics in this country because it simply never got me anywhere. I was a needy homeless 4 years ago, I am a needy homeless now and I will remain a needy homeless in four years, I thought. Folding my arms tightly with each hand under my armpits, I tried my best to warm my body. I was trying to keep myself
All we could think about was those extra hours of sleep that the morning would bring. We were so distracted by this that it all happened so quickly. We were mauled by an enraged mob of infected, there was no other option but for all of us to split up. Thats where I got lost. Now I 'm stuck here writing in this stupid journal!
James Fleming 8/25/15 Summer Reading Assignment 2015 James Fleming 8/16/15s Summer Reading Assignments Train Dreams by Denis Johnson Grainier 's story is set in a time of change, when the Industrial Revolution is just starting to take off. He is a "choker" preparing large spruce trees for to be transported down mountains in Washington State where they will be used in the building of a train bridge over the Robinson Gorge. Throughout the book, he will live in the woods in order to stay happy and secure, meanwhile threatening him and his family.
Seth and Twist trotted behind me. We drifted up the trail past mountain laurel, sagebrush, and small pines for almost half an hour then finally made it to the top of the ridge. I could see into the wide rift below. It was craggy, thick, and wild. The ground was littered with fallen twigs, decaying maple leaves, and brambly, green shrubs.
On my hike to Cathedral Pass, 10,940 feet above sea level, I encountered a few different types of evergreens including the Mountain Hemlock. These Conifers grow up to 131 feet in height and 7 feet in diameter with needle-like leaves. When I approached Cathedral Pass I encountered breezy meadows, lakelets, and avalanche tracks along with massive quarries of moraine rocks above the forests. As the night approached, I settled down in the meadows and marveled at the starry sky. Miles covered: 11.1 Day 3: Today I woke up to a vast clear blue sky with the morning mist sprinkling upon my face.
Pikes Peak This past summer I went on vacation with my aunt’s family to Colorado, and being from iowa, the land of corn and flat ground, we wanted to do all the mountain things you can do in Colorado. one very memorable mountain we visited was Pikes Peak, one of the tallest mountains in Colorado 14,114 thousand feet above sea level. There are two ways you can get to the top of Pikes Peak, you can drive up the side of the mountain, or you can ride the train up the other side, if you ride the train then you can only be on the top for 20 to 30 minutes, but if you drive you can do whatever you want, so we chose to drive up. The drive up was beautiful, even though the road was really windy and made me car sick it was still really cool to see.