Ever since my story about an Army Special Operations unit summiting Mount Adams last month was published, friends and readers ask, “Did you really do that with them?”
That’s when I stand a little straighter, smile, and say, “Yeah, I kept up with the guys.”
The guys are an elite team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The summit stands at 12,276 feet. The hike called for about 7,000 feet of elevation gain over two days with temperatures dropping into the low 20s. I had reason to be proud.
What I don’t tell my skeptical friends is that I spent the …