Lima Peaks and Garfield Mountain circuit Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013
Well, guess I did it backwards; I started early in the morning up the main Lima Peak, over Peak 10,480+ which also qualifies as a minor peak,then on to Garfield. Then back via descending to Little Sheep Creek and back up to my truck at the Little Sheep Creek/ Birch Creek divide. A great day in the mountains!
North side from Little Sheep Creek Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2012
Stopped in for a climb to kick off a road trip down to California. Pretty easy for such a big mountain, but definitely worth the short amount of time because of the fun route and excellent views! Spooked some elk on the way up and met a very nice rancher -George- back down at the trailhead who shared some local info and stories with me. He told me he climbed Garfield once- way back in August of 1953! Also, there is a rocky area where you first gain the ridge that is chock full of fossilized shells!
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."