The Ultimate Weekend Warrior
Jim Herson and Anne Smith live in the Bay Area. They’re in their fifties. Jim has worked the same computer science job since he graduated college in 1982, and he and Anne have been together nearly that long. They have two kids, a 17 year old daughter and a 13 year old son, who they shuttle around the city in a maroon Subaru wagon. An all-around American family.
Except for one thing– Jim and his kids get their family bonding time a thousand feet off the deck on Yosemite’s classic routes.
You can find Jim’s hilarious blog posts here.
Music: Say My Name by Hopeless Jack • Brohemoth by Hemmit • Le Slip by Mott Flyf • hope! by The Fucked Up Beat • Moontime by The IMG • Night Without Sleep by David Mumford • On the Road by Amy Stolzenbach
Tracks provided by Free Music Archive or with direct permission from the artists.
Thanks to Chris Kalous and Hans Florine for their guest appearances on the episode. For more climbing inspiration, check out Kalous’ podcast, The Enormocast, and Hans Florine’s new book On The Nose, which includes a story that features Jim Herson. It will be on shelves September 2016.