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MOCKBA and Joe Bullough on their way to the summit of Lone Peak (11253), six miles and 6500 vertical feet in six hours. 2-21-2009

Here's a 2008 picture showing the summit ridge from the east.

Here's a 2008 picture by Billyray66 showing the summit ridge from the west. The summit is the pointy one on the left.

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ZeeJayRe: 6,500' in 6 hrs!

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Thanks, but most of the way it's just your standard snowshoe. It's just the last quarter mile that's tough. What's impressive is Joe and MOCKBA doing virtually all of the trail breaking and the rest of us struggling to keep up.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 11:57 pm

Joseph BulloughRe: 6,500' in 6 hrs!

Joseph Bullough

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What's really impressive is that Dmitry accomplished his share of the trail breaking with a significant hangover.
Posted Feb 24, 2009 8:32 am

Dmitry PrussRe: 6,500' in 6 hrs!

Dmitry Pruss

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It isn't "with" Joe, it's "to ward off" the night's lingering shadow, Joe :) Aerobic activity as a magic cure.
I was more impressed by your twin Olympus climbs bracketing our Lone Peak outing, day before and day after. Not bad at all! Do you do all these weekday climbs on the mornings before work?
Posted Feb 24, 2009 9:36 am

Joseph BulloughRe: 6,500' in 6 hrs!

Joseph Bullough

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Aerobic activity is one of the last things on my mind after I've had a few too many. I should probably give it a try though...

I had a lot of vacation time in December, so I was able to get up Olympus quite often. Now its back to the regular grind for a while. Occasionally I still manage to go up after work on Thursdays, but its pretty hard to get motivated for a hike after a 10-hour work day.
Posted Feb 24, 2009 12:37 pm

Dmitry PrussRe: 6,500' in 6 hrs!

Dmitry Pruss

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Whew, it makes me feel better about myself :) I'm barely managing to run a few miles with the pooches on most weekdays, and the thought that I might, just might have left home before the crack of dawn instead, bagged a peak, showered & gone to work ... this isn't a comforting thought :)
Posted Feb 24, 2009 1:39 pm

KieferWhew!

Kiefer

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In 6 hours indeed! That's hauling tail!
Great capture. This picture is stellar!
Posted Mar 1, 2009 4:28 am

ZeeJayRe: Whew!

ZeeJay

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Thanks, I appreciate your comments!
Posted Mar 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Nyle WaltonWasatch challenge.

Nyle Walton

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Good way to duplicate alpine conditions in the Wasatch. Climb them in winter.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 10:20 am

ZeeJayRe: Wasatch challenge.

ZeeJay

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I think Lone Peak is a challenge any time of the year.
Posted Mar 5, 2009 11:30 pm

Moogie737With Zeejay, near perfection is the rule...

Moogie737

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What some folks fail to recognize is the position you had to be in to take that shot. In addition, the one I took a minute later (or less) had you in that gnarly ascent. So kudos to you for both efforts.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 6:40 pm

ZeeJayRe: With Zeejay, near perfection is the rule...

ZeeJay

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Thank you Michael!
Posted Mar 5, 2009 11:31 pm

BLongCool Photo

BLong

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Thanks for sharing this photo. I enjoy the other views that you linked to in your description as well.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 9:11 pm

ZeeJayRe: Cool Photo

ZeeJay

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Thanks, hopefully next year will see another safe trip up there.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 3:07 pm

RayMondoBreathe

RayMondo

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With such a photo I can breathe, breathe, breathe.
I enjoyed many such summit ridges. The peril makes it all the greater the experience.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 5:51 pm

ZeeJayRe: Breathe

ZeeJay

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I breathe a lot easier when I get down from a ridge like that :)
Posted Sep 8, 2009 8:50 pm

ZeeJayRe: What they said!

ZeeJay

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Thank you! It's such a joy to live in the Salt Lake City area where there are climbs such as this starting right at the edge of the city.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 3:09 pm

RayMondoDoorstep

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Count me in for SLC mountains. That's my kind'a doorstep.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 8:54 am

MarmadukeGreat shot

Marmaduke

Voted 10/10

Pretty narrow ridge!
Posted Mar 15, 2010 10:29 pm

ZeeJayRe: Great shot

ZeeJay

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Thanks! I was just up there again 4 days ago and this year there was not enough snow to go over the rock that the climbers in the picture are on. So this year we climbed down around it to the left to a snow ledge that went under the rock's overhang. There wasn't even enough room to crawl on our knees, we had to slither on our bellies.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 12:42 pm

ZeeJayRe: This picture..

ZeeJay

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Thank you! That was especially nice to hear.
Posted Jun 19, 2012 8:34 am

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