Some more pictures from our trip to Grizzly Peak. The route is defined as a class 2, but we managed to find some fun class 3 sections. For the summit push I let Sirus lead and navigate the class 3 parts (not pictured). He would pause and look around, thinking of the best way up. Hard snow/ice and unstable rocks proved to be challenging for him. We had to bail and look for alternate ways up a couple of times.
Some more pictures from today. The hike wasn't very long or difficult but it had some decent exposure towards the top and cornices to keep you on your toes. It looks and feels like a different world up there.
Went on a small hike today. It was nice until the wind started to pick up, then it sucked. I cant wait for some summer weather and backacking trips. I am pretty over winter at this point. . On a more positive note, Sirus was being extra good with his recall today. It's nice to be able to let him derp around and get some energy out. He was definitely having a blast out there.
I am thankful for the new places I was able to go and see this summer. As it comes to a close, I can't help but appreciate how much I've enjoyed this year. Ive especially enjoyed the company of @littlefo0t421 and @shawn__ku. It ain't always pretty but we end up smiling at the end. Here's to a few more weeks of summer before the weather gets too nasty! Edit - I guess you're okay too Sirus, you poo head
I like to think that I've been to many outdoor places and seen things but I was completely blown away this weekend. Everyday held something more beautiful than the last. Wildflowers, alpine rivers, lakes, snow capped peaks and passes, glaciers, it was all perfect.
Sirus has always seemed to enjoy climbing on rocks so this weekend we put him to the test. After 5 hours of off trail hiking and steady Class 3 climbing we finally reached the summit of Mount Fremont. The summit cliffs out into a knifes edge with a huge glacier thousands of feet below. A short traverse on the ridge line gets you to the official summit. . Sirus killed it out there while having a blast and putting us to shame. I'm thinking that this little monster might be part goat now 🐐.
Decalibron - a small loop where you can nail four 14ers in a day. The trail itself isn't too difficult, but unfortunately the wind decided to try to kill us. We basically got blasted by 30-45 mph sustained wind all day long with no place to hide. Notice the fun were having. Anyways that's four more down - Mt Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross. I'm not sure if I'll do them all but for the time being that's 11/58.