Archive for July, 2013

Having a Ball on Bryant

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by EWB  |  Comments Off

South to North Bryant Peak Summit
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North to South Bryant Peak Summit
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Bryant Peak.

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Poet Matt (WxMan):

Bryant the Beast, off the main-trail East
A hairy summit scramble, followed by cross-country amble
Low Mountain below, Alpine Lakes spread beyond!
Levity tempered as our route down got “fun”.
Zero trail to be found bushwhacking left of the gully
Blackness descended; headlamps out for this folly.
A walk through the woods in the summer twilight,
Back to the cars, then the Pour House for a bite
You want to climb Bryant?  At least one time you might…

As for TNAB next year, Pt.5700 sounds nice :-)

Bryant Peak Descent
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Bugs Gone Wild!

Posted on July 18th, 2013 by EWB  |  Comments Off

Mt Defiance
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Defiance.

A beautiful night on a beautiful peak!  Perfect weather, incredible views in every direction, lots of water for cooling off, and as a bonus everyone got to enjoy their own personal bug cloud! :)

Mt Defiance
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Lesson Learned

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by EWB  |  2 Comments »

Persis Summit
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Persis.

Dear Persis
You started out badly
with roads rough and rocky,
then worsened with bloodletting
amateur hockey
from running a gauntlet
of swaffelen boughs,
up insanely steep steepness,
sweat squeezing from brows.

And then the route vanished
in the snow, rocks, and sticks,
to emerge once again
in the saddle of cricks,
and then finally,
sans a GPS tracker,
your summit, a picture,
some booze, and a cracker.

Adding insult to injury,
once we were down,
and everyone braved
your bad roads back to town,
not a place there was serving
both food and some booze,
so we wound up at Denny’s.
Blech.  Hwy 2, you lose.

Well, it wasn’t all that bad.  The workout was incredible, the views were lovely, and the company was grand.  But unfortunately the cost of entry and exit was nearly as steep as the trail.

Cliffy Persis
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