I was originally going to do Thompson but had to back down because of a forest fire. Rob and I combined with Splattski, Boisedoc, Alex and Steve to do this peak. The day started cloudy and cold but cleared off soon after we'd left the summit. We took a different route home and had a wonderful adventure. We also saw a goat near the saddle.
The narrow glaciated valley between Hyndman and Duncan is a lesson in alpine geography. A blustery summit blew us all the way back down to the location of present day Pioneer yurt, the place I call Dry Lake.
Route Climbed: Wildhorse Ramp Date Climbed: September 4th/05
This is a long day but well worth it. The valley in between Duncan Ridge and Hyndman is incredible.
The Wildhorse Fire was just starting up for the day as I crested the ridgeline. It was incredible to watch the helicopters take water from lakes below me and go drop it on the fire a 1/2 mile away. Not something you see everyday.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)