The Mountainstroh Legacy

Every now and then I look at this and decide to modify or add to it.  It can be considered the legacy of Mountainstroh.  And, if I do say so myself, it aint half bad, and trust me, it is FAR from over!

I am the man called Mountainstroh, one the Fire Brewed ones. Together, there is nothing that we cannot pull off.

I have two sons that are smarter, more athletic and better looking than I could EVER hope to be.

I am lucky enough to have a beautiful wife that truly loves me!

Any one can be a Husky fan, but I am a WSU COUG from way back, and that takes stamina and intestinal fortitude that not everyone has, which has taken me to both Rose Bowls in the last 15 years.

I have the guys. Three friends who have been there for me for over 20 years, and will be there for the next 20. Doesn’t matter what I do, they stick by me, and I them.

I am loved by people who are very careful who they allow into their lives

I am a mountain climber and a river rafter, a sky diver and a bungee jumper, a hiker and a biker. I have been in thunderstorms on a glacier, lead people down Mt. Rainier in a white out and finished a half marathon non-stop.

I have ridden 200 miles in one day and so far I have never met a hill I can’t bike up.

I have seen sunrise, twice, from 12500 feet and seen the shadow of a mountain on the land below.  I’ve seen avalanches and rock slide, and raced an eagle on my bike.

I have jumped into and fallen in a crevasse in Alaska.

I make people laugh and can make people feel good about themselves.

I can McGyver with the best of them.

I have been to the top of Baker, St Helens and Lassen, and completed the High Pass Challenge and ridden to Sunrise in Mt Rainier
I can carry a 40lb pack to places some people couldn’t get to without a pack at all.

I am not afraid to express my views or opinion regardless of who is in the room or how many people.

I have biked the STP and the High Pass Challenge in 90 degree heat and the RSVP in the Rain.

I have biked the Oregon coast including the scenic route and pedaled up EVERY hill,which means I have biked every mile From Vancouver BC to Crescent City CA

I am in better shape than at least 85% of the people, male or female, my age, and even a good percentage of those younger than me.

I’ve had 2 articles and a pictures published.

I have given blood over 60 times.

I have flown with a bush pilot through “One Shot Pass” and drunk wine at Denali base camp.

I have canoed Bowron Lakes in Canada and biked over Jack Ass Pass in Washington state.

I have been to Camp Muir 15 times, and the top of Mt Si over 100.

I cook a mean grilled cheese and my Mac and Cheese is legendary

At a moments notice I will drop everything to help a friend.

I am sure as hell not perfect and never will be.  Sometimes, though, it is a good idea to sit back and tally  up the good things in your life!  All in all, I am pretty damn good!

3 thoughts on “The Mountainstroh Legacy

  1. Tony, what a great post. I wish I had done half the things you have, however, I’m very proud to be included as one of the three … or at least, I hope that was me …

    1. Jim, yes sir you are without a doubt one of the three, along with Scott and Dave. I may have to digress from the Ike theme someday and tell the story of meeting y’all…..

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