In a message dated 7/31/00 9:20:09 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
I met Carl Yates quite by fate, but I think he had it planned. It was about
11:30 pm on Sat. night and Rick Hamilton and I were halfway along the Kamm
Traverse. Rick was dutifully pacing me through a steady drizzle when we
stumbled across Carl sitting on a narrow corner of the Traverse, shining his
flashlight uopn us. He wanted to make sure that my pacer and I were OK and
finding our way across the slimey, foggy narrow trail down to KT aid
Station. He was clad in a big rain poncho. He took me quite by suprize but
Rick just looked up and casually said, "Oh, hello there, Carl."
Wish I could have stopped and talked with this HR 100 ledgend longer but I
had to finish Hardrock!