September 6, 2016, Tuesday afternoon -- Reading Bruce Tremper

At China Beach on a day warm enough to go swimming
He is reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, by Bruce Tremper. He reads a lot of books about snow safety.

One of his favorite books is The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, about what the soldiers carried with them in Vietnam. He said he usually does not like reading books with lists, but this book wasn't just a book of lists. It talked about the soldiers' whole lives.