What I Learned From This Summit Hike... Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009
... Gimpilator is *not* a meteorologist... our conflicting predictions of the oncoming storm (and how long it would last) proved that (i.e. I thought the worst, he thought the best)... lol... Someday we'll look back at this hike and laugh. In fact, we already do. With that said and despite all of the *painful* hail stones hitting us during our descent, this mountain has a great ascent from Apex Pass and a wonderful vantage point of some big mountains in the area. Highly recommended summit hike... minus the hail, of course.
This was part of a 3 day, 60 miles of hiking trip that Redwic and I made by driving around different parts of Okanogan County. I broke my arm back in July so I could only use on trekking pole. Moments after reaching the summit, Redwic and I were hit by the most fierce hail storm I have ever seen. It lasted for 45 minutes and the hail stones were big. We made a hasty retreat to the old miners cabins at the base of Wolframite Mountain.