Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team - Fun game of the Day: Add-on!

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Garrett Stevens, Bryan Hendrick | June 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm PT

It’s another rest/weather day here at 14k camp, and we’ve decided to combat a few hours of down time with a fun dispatch game called add-on! We’re going to pass the phone around and let folks contribute their own voice to the blog today…have fun guessing who wrote what!

So there I was tied up to Denali....eating cheez its, looking for makin bacon. Wondering how long before I will be done piggin out.
Just like our bacon pieces we were fryin.
Hard days are made easier by good company, good food, great views and most of all encouraging blog comments…and Jerry.. Yes, the comments are great and looking forward to those promised margaritas at Amado’s.. And the mountain diet will defo put magic into the armadillo hoppyum combo. The coffee could be better too bad there is no Berres brothers coffee.
I would prefer Jim Beam but whatever, I guess better coffee would work for now.  I think Charlie Brown ran past my tent. I guess I will go back to the posh and listen to Jimmy Buffett and wait for my cheese burger in paradise.

And there you have it. Some of these may be references to very personal items - we decided it was probably better not to ask too many questions. Time keeps on slippin’ by here in advanced base camp, but spirits are high and team No Troubles is ready when the mountain gives us a chance. Hasta pronto!

RMI Guides Garrett Stevens, Tyler Jones, Bryan Hendrick and the crew

Looking through Camp Walls at Mt. McKinley's 14,200' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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I just wanted to say “Happy Father’s Day”. We woke to pouring rain this AM. (It rained all night last night too.) It cleared up about 1:00 and was beautiful here! We’re hoping that the mountain is “nice” to you guys so that you can complete your climb soon! Best wishes, and stay safe.
Love Ronda, Al, Meeka and Max (Did I mention one of your furry friends (no names mentioned) tried to eat your pillow? I think I saved it (Most of it). Haha (I think they miss you)

Posted by: Ronda Kinneberg on 6/15/2014 at 6:16 pm

Of course I knew what David wrote, all about his favorite things. I’m sure all of those places are missing Dave as we are too! The pictures are absolutely beautiful, it’s hard to imagine how breathtaking it is in person. Wishing you all a continued safe and enjoyable trip! We can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back, Dave! Let’s go have some Amado’s margaritas! Much love- Laura and Will

Posted by: Laura and Will Johnson on 6/15/2014 at 3:27 pm

Jen, I have ate lunch at your desk a couple of times. I don’t like how far your chair doesn’t lean back, and I might have got some maple syrup on your keyboard. Hope you are having a blast.

Posted by: Jarred Taylor on 6/15/2014 at 2:15 pm

It looks so beautiful there. Is it the wind chill holding you up? I will be more specific in praying for you. I am so glad you are all doing so well! Keep up the great work! Pam Johnson

Posted by: Pam Johnson on 6/15/2014 at 1:07 pm

Go Jen go!!! Ken and I have been hiking everyday in support of you. We are resting, eating and rehydrating in anticipation for tomorrow’s hike to the airport.  Leaving sunny California for humid Florida.  Love and miss you, Mom

Posted by: Terry on 6/15/2014 at 12:17 pm

Happy Fathers Day to all of you Dads up there !!

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 6/15/2014 at 11:11 am

Will - happy Father’s Day, father. Just kidding! Eating Swiss chalet w my dad for Father’s Day. Missing u and can’t wait to have bbqs in our backyard when ur back. Excited for ur big push! Love always, wife ;)

Posted by: Christine on 6/15/2014 at 10:23 am

G$- Miles, Barley and Bluebell wanted me to wish you a happy Father’s Day.  Hoping for good weather so y’all can knock her out and come on home.  xoxo

Posted by: Amy on 6/15/2014 at 10:01 am

Warm thoughts! Love, hugs and smiles

Posted by: sjp on 6/15/2014 at 9:56 am

Team No Trouble and Jake, bacon sounds good. Be patient and stay strong team. I’m waiting to see picture of you guys on the summit :-)

Posted by: Sinatha on 6/15/2014 at 7:32 am

Jake, missing your company but glad to read all is going so well.  I can imagine you are having a great time helping to fortify the camp.  Don’t get too comfortable, we want you back!  I would like to say that Maggie misses you too but she has been hiding in the basement all weekend due to rain storms.  Sounds like you could be putting that deck of cards to good use while you wait on the weather.  Hope you are staying warm and that today is the day you can start climbing again.  Hugs and Kisses, Mom

Posted by: Diane Wander on 6/15/2014 at 6:38 am

Jen - What a fun blog post! Hope the rest days are making the team stronger and stronger for that final push. I’m sure you’re keeping everyone in good spirits. You guys probably know everything about each other by this point. :-) I’m writing this comment the day after the post, so I hope you guys are climbing strong right now. Can’t wait to read today’s dispatch!

Posted by: Nicole on 6/15/2014 at 6:12 am

Jake & No Troubles team, Denali is testing your patience and stamina, but it sounds like you are up to the challenge. Wishing you great weather from now on! Grandpa

Posted by: Nick Wander on 6/15/2014 at 6:10 am

What two great lessons;“you can do anything, if you set your mind to it” and “patience” you are teaching Oz from 14,200. Just being a good Dad as usual. Happy Father’s Day D.G.! Love you and stay warm, Mom

Posted by: Caroline on 6/15/2014 at 5:10 am

Happy Father’s Day, Paul! Having a small gathering here today. Will share your adventure with the family.  Hope you will be on your way soon. Have a great day.
Hugs, Anita

Posted by: adonnelly on 6/15/2014 at 4:50 am

Hello Jennifer and team. Glad you’re all happy, healthy and rested. Emma, Jake, Frank and Nicole love the blogs and the photos. Emma’s especially excited to see the climbers on the mountain, thinks they are all “aunt Jen.” We love you and we’re thinking about you. The weather will break and you’ll have the opportunity to summit. Be patient and stay warm. Glad everyone is healthy. Love Dad.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 6/15/2014 at 3:59 am

Paul K et al, glad to hear ur havin’ fun. Just arrived in Puerto Rico yesterday—-man, it’s too hot here, the sand too white, the ocean too blue, the sun too sunny, too many skimpy bikinis in bodacious bodies, and the margaritas are way to voluminous—-this just sucks…Hey, have a nice day! Ben

Posted by: ben Alvarez on 6/15/2014 at 1:58 am

Dad (Paul) - Mom just gave me this web address so I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say Happy Father’s Day and I hope all is going well out there. Kinda boring here mostly just work and hanging out at home with Roxy. Anyway be safe for the rest of your climb and I will see you when you get home! Love, Vanessa

Posted by: Vanessa VanderWeyst on 6/14/2014 at 11:57 pm

Hey Team, just checking up on you flightseeing in a Sandpiper airplane!  You are socked in up there at 14,200 however my warm wishes are coming your way for a great day tomorrow.  Rainbows in the skies over Denali!  Hugs to all, Cathy

Posted by: Cathy Lambert on 6/14/2014 at 9:36 pm

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