Caving / Mining

Spelunking was a frequent activity with the PATC group.  Later Karl and Barbara took his scout troop on a number of caving trips.  Perhaps that may have partly led to the fact that Hilde later worked  for a few years as a coal miner.

Mountain Climbing

An early love of hiking extended into week-end mountaineering activity at Seneca Rocks WV, a memorable climb of the Grand Teton in WY and family backpacking in the Wind River Range.