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Robert Roper

Robert Roper writes novels and biographies and is the author recently of The Savage Professor and Nabokov in America. He lives in the East Bay.  

Surviving the Sierra, Day 5

Day 5: The Tree of Life

The Alta group reconnect with the Walker expedition route and have their prayers answered.

Nov 7, 2022
Surviving the Sierra, Day 4

Day 4: The West Side of the Sierra Nevada

The Alta group hike down in order to go up and bushwhack through jungles of snow-dusted manzanita.

Nov 7, 2022
Surviving the Sierra, Day 3

Day 3: Deadwood Peak or Bust

Much like Walker and his men before them, the Alta group must overcome “broken country and battered trees and bare rock and snow.”

Nov 7, 2022
Surviving the Sierra, Day 2

Day 2: Into the Snow

The Alta group encounter evidence of avalanches—and bears.

Nov 7, 2022
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