Saturday morning, we woke up at 5am. It was completely dark. We made some coffee and ate some food. Two hikers with headlamps passed our tents around 6am, I guessed on the way to do Snowmass (they were going the wrong direction for Hagerman). (more…)
Archive for August, 2011
On Friday morning, Dennis, Linda, and I woke up ~well rested from an enjoyable night at the Beaver Lake Lodge. Their breakfast time didn’t start until later in the morning, so I had prepared breakfast bagels in advance. Our room had a microwave, so I was able to heat things up…nice!
4wd is helpful for a couple of really rough sections. If the road is wet, I would not attempt it due to perilous dropoffs, very bad rutting, and creek crossings. When we got to the TH, there were just a few cars. There was room for ~15. (more…)
I climbed North Face Center with Michael while John and Russ climbed Empor.
Then, I had a bout of serious dehydration. I chugged my entire Nalgene of water and still felt crummy. It must have been after effects of attending the Stapleton Beer Festival the night before. I felt so thirsty, it was a little unsettling. (more…)
I co-led a CMC rock climb up the East Face North Side of Seal Rock. Kent and Chris paired up on one rope while Michelle and I were on the other.
I was happy Michelle was into swinging lead, as things would move a little smoother. She did odds while I did even pitches. It was generous on her part because number 4 is the money pitch. It features a really fun finger crack.