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HighCountryOops....Red Pine to Alpine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2004

HighCountry

What an outstanding trip! I did this one the first time by myself. The ridge was straigtforward and absolutely beautiful. At on point I moved too far out to the south and had to 5.5 my way up hundreds of feet back up to the ridge. Then came the fun part. Instead of going over into Bell's, I followed a cairn trail (because my guide told me to follow the cairn trail to Upper Bell's) to the South ending up in the town of Alpine. The hike was amazing and hitchhking back to Salt Lake was a lovely experience. Lessons learned? Never trust cairn trails from year to year and people in Alpine are not likely to pick you up even if you appear to be an inoccent, if slightly ragged and insane looking hiker.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 3:32 am

J AndersonA first  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2004

J Anderson

The beat out was my first experience with ridgescrambling. I'm hooked.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 10:22 am

Jeremy FranchowLong, epic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

Jeremy Franchow

A beautiful alpine route. Stopped at Upper Bells for a fish fry which made for WAY too long a day...6am to 2am.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 11:16 pm

Matthew Van HornTough but Terrific  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2004

Matthew Van Horn

Red Pine to Pfeifferhorn to Bells. Lightning Ridge is spectacular. Saw goats along the way.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 6:52 pm

spenceinboulderLong Day Very Worthwhile  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2003

spenceinboulder

We did the route at a brisk walk sunrise to sunset. A lot of deadfall and debris in Bells. Would love to do it on skis someday.
Posted May 9, 2006 12:44 am

mtn runrBeatout  Sucess!

mtn runr

I have had the priviledge of doing this classic Wasatch Mountain Club ridge run many times over a thirty year period. I think the first time was 1975 or 1976 and I remember that I wore a borrowed climbing helmet!
Posted Apr 10, 2006 9:07 pm

Rob ThompsonOne Excellent Day!  Sucess!

Rob Thompson

Harold Goodro lead this trip for the Wasatch Mountain Club. Our biggest problem was crossing the swollen stream in White Pine (no bridge) and dealing with the crossings in Bells - Lightning Ridge was spectacular!
Posted Mar 5, 2006 6:23 pm

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