(Another entry transcribed from my paper journal. This series of events occurred when Jax lived in Seattle and I lived in Portland...Jax now lives in Fargo, ND and I live in Richmond, VA. This was all more than you needed to know, wasn't it?)
No real progress on Kilimanjaro yet, but that might change soon: the Flying Yanks are getting together next month (Sept. 9-13) for some hiking and camping up in the Seattle area. Jax is hosting the event, the three midwesterners are flying over, and I'll drive up from Portland. A decent "guys weekend" ought to get us over the hump on our Kili concerns, I think.