This past weekend I headed North with a few pals to climb Mount St. Helens. Preston Covey, a long time pal of PDW, was one of the folks who was in the climbing party. Right about the time we arrived at our campsite, old Preston realized he'd forgotten his hiking boots back in Portland 2 hours away. Just so happens that few years ago a similar thing had happened to him when he went to mountain bike at Syncline, so now he always has a pair of mountain bike shoes stored in his car. Some folks would have bitched about their bad luck, or just not climbed. Well not Preston. Without a second thought he decided he'd climb the mountain in a pair of Sidi Dominator shoes. Then he cooked us chicken dinner. And it was amazing food, I may add. If you are looking for a guy to fill out your climbing/camping/mountain biking party who always keeps it positive and is handy with the flame, Preston Covey is your man. And yes, he did summit the mountain.