Signs of the party the night before still remained, from the garbage bags awaiting pickup to one table with two wine glasses still present.
"I didn't know you were a pickup man," she teased.
"I wish I'd started that young," one of the climbers said as he and two of the others began tossing their gear into the back of a pickup truck.
Traffic was light—nonexistent by eastern standards—made up mostly of Jeeps or pickup trucks, the latter with a dog pacing the back bed in perfect balance.
A few minutes later the truck engine started and he backed the Dodge 4x4 pickup out of the garage.