Southwestern Ridge Approach Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2009
The snowy southwestern slopes of the mountain are STEEP in places. Shortly before ascending those slopes, I surprisingly encountered a pack of wild dogs roaming the wilderness. Fortunately, they ran away when I made noises at them. Dense fog ruined views, if any, from the mountaintop.
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