"One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world's end somewhere, and holds fast to the days..."
—Willa Cather

Below are the members and crew from my 1999 Nepal trek in Dolpo. Click on any photo to view a larger image.

Tony on the trail below the Qang La Pass.
Nancy exploring the Buddhist monastery at Tarap Dho.
Our Nepali guide Maila framed by the monastery window.
Jane and Al modeling their makeshift duct tape gaiters, at the top of Churang La Pass, 17,100 feet elevation.
Brad surrounded by Coke bottles & marigold garlands at a trailside teahouse.
Trygve, from Norway, modeling a fine Tibetan hat.
Maria buying tight fitting Hindu glass bracelets in the village of Dunai.
Roger on a viewpoint overlooking Phoksumdo Lake.
Bob and Donna resting near the spring at the village of Sibang.
Guides Salamsing and Pat Malal take a break to enjoy the sun (after 8 days of rain!) along the trail from Dhule.

"Solvitur ambulando. It is solved by walking." — Saint Augustine

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