The original plan was to climb W Mountain in the Flat Tops, but it had been raining a lot, the weather forecast was calling for an 80% chance of rain, and is was (correctly) assumed that Forgotten Point would make a safe ascent in the rain.
This was my last of the 10,000+ feet peaks in the Elkhead Mountains that I climbed, basically because I forgot and failed to notice that it was a ranked peak. I thought I’d climbed them all, but after looking at the map, I noticed this one was also ranked.
We made our way up the Bears Ears Trail before setting off cross country to the peak. It was more of a navigational challenge through old growth forest than it was a typical mountain climb.
We were the first to sign the register in more than seven years.