Recreating William Tolmie's 1833 Mount Rainier Expedition with Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon


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In 1833 William Tolmie went on an adventure to Mount Rainier. In 2021 Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon recreated Tolmie's journey. In this episode we chat with Jerry and Troy about their adventure.
Troy became inspired after a high school history teacher provided some of the backstory for William Tolmie. Years later Troy and Jerry were able to organize and recreate the excursion.
Don't know who William Tolmie is? Tolmie is credited with being the first non indigenous person to climb Mount Rainier high enough to determine there were glaciers on the mountain. Tolmie was a doctor. Additionally Tolmie worked for the Hudson Bay Company, He was in charge of Fort Nisqually for some time in his career. Tolmie Peak and Tolmie State Park are named after him.
During our conversation Jerry and Troy share stories about their journey. After months of planning they overlooked one thing. The week that they were to go on the hike would be one of the hottest weeks in history in Puget Sound.
There are stories about sprinklers, kind strangers, historically accurate Margaritas and much more. Troy and Jerry are both naturally gifted story tellers. We had a great time as we sat around a dining table while Jerry and Troy shared their adventures.
If you are a history buff, interested in Mount Rainier or just like to hear entertaining stories this is an episode you don't want to miss!
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