Letter of Authorization

September 1, 1997

Mr. Steven R. Eckert
1814 Oak Knoll Drive
Belmont, CA 94002-1753

Dear Steve,

I have been in contact with my publisher, The Mountaineers Books, regarding your offer of establishing a website of comments, corrections, and updates for The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails.

The Mountaineers Books do not see this as being competition to the sales of The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails. So, you have my permission to establish this website.

Of course, I am anxious to see the information on this website, but I do not have internet access. Perhaps you can send me via snail mail a hardcopy of the postings that have been made on it for each month.

I am the first to admit that there are many errors, mistakes, and really embarrassing blunders in my book, and I hope that this website will help me with the massive work that the second edition will require. Thank you for your very generous offer.

Sierraly, R.J. Secor