Selecting a Title

Mount Langley

Since this was such a grand adventure or hardship… actually both- it seems like it should have a proper title not just ‘Mount Langley’. I finally came up with “Up In Smoke” because well, the California Fires were raging and getting worse with each month, week, day, even hour.

We were having to choke down that Fire Smog when usually you go to the mountains for fresh clean air and a fresh clean prospective on life. The fresh air we didn’t find, however a new prospective indeed … just thinking about the many lives that are being turned upside down by the fires, the first responder‘s struggles fighting the fires, the forests being lost, the personal property and homes being lost… the lives being lost.

I experienced Altitude Sickness and was surprised and frustrated by this fact. But I pressed forward and persevered. It was a struggle, but especially now looking back at it you have to have fun with it. It can be a labored effort, but something like this you still have to have fun with. So, some of the titles possibilities were a little tongue in cheek, poking fun at myself and my fellow backpacking companions. Let me know what you think. Did I pick the right title in my selection of ‘Up in Smoke’? Leave a comment and let me know which one you would have selected of maybe you have a few of your own to suggest.

  • LEFT TO SUFFER ALONE ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • SUFFERING UP THE MOUNTAIN
  • SUFFERING ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • SUFFERING SUCCOTASH I’M COVERED WITH FIRE ASH
  • BECAUSE IT WAS THERE
  • SUFFERING IN THE SIERRAS
  • SMOKE, SICKNESS, ALONE AND DISTRAUGHT- ADVENTURE ON MT LANGLEY
  • ABANDONED, SICK AND DISTRAUGHT AT 14,000 FEET
  • PUSHING IT TO THE LIMITS IN THIN AIR
  • UP IN SMOKE
  • TOUGHING IT OUT AT ALL COSTS
  • EXHAUSTED, ABANDONED, SICK, CHOKING SMOKE – WELCOME TO HELL
  • HELL ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • 14ER CLUB DO OR DIE
  • STAIR WAY TO HEAVEN WAS HELL
  • THERE‘S NO CRYING IN MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
  • MY FRIEND, AN EAGLE SCOUT, LEFT ME TO DIE, ALONE ON A MOUNTAIN – WHAT’A DICK!

Here is a few that same friend added:

  • GOING PLACES I HAVE NO RIGHT TO GO
  • LEAVING SEA LEVEL… SHAME ON ME
  • LIFE ABOVE 5,000 FEET, NOT FOR ME
  • SUMMITING LANGLEY FROM COTTONWOOD BASIN IN ONLY 15 HOURS

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