Larry Hendrickson, the first to reach the summit of 9,175-foot Kaiser Pass during the inaugural Climb to Kaiser in 1977, poses with his stuffed gorilla prize. Fresno’s signature endurance sports event holds its 40th edition Saturday.
Larry Hendrickson, the first to reach the summit of 9,175-foot Kaiser Pass during the inaugural Climb to Kaiser in 1977, poses with his stuffed gorilla prize. Fresno’s signature endurance sports event holds its 40th edition Saturday. MARK PERKINS SPECIAL TO THE BEE
Larry Hendrickson, the first to reach the summit of 9,175-foot Kaiser Pass during the inaugural Climb to Kaiser in 1977, poses with his stuffed gorilla prize. Fresno’s signature endurance sports event holds its 40th edition Saturday. MARK PERKINS SPECIAL TO THE BEE

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June 23, 2016 05:51 PM

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