In the spell of Calispell Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012
The last 4.5 miles of road are rough. High clearance required. 4x4 when wet. Saw a bull moose and a doe strolled over to investigate me at the summit. Near the summit, a hawk flew close above my truck as if it was looking for me to flush some game.
I thought about stopping into the USAF Survival School but I decided that they probably don't do tours.
Came in from the East. Didn't remember the road being that bad but roads change. I was stopped by a snowbank fairly high up and then walked the grass slopes to the top where a communications worker was doing his thing.
A Nice Peak, But A Horrible Road Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011
Worst. Road. Ever.
I kept thinking that during the drive up and down the peak. I was thankful nobody else was also driving those roads that day, as the large truck I was using would have had few places to pull over and allow space for another vehicle to pass by.
Great views from the summit. In retrospect, I would have preferred to hike and camp on the mountain, if the distance were not so long to do so.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe