Hidden Group On Granite Peak
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This is like a SummitPost version of the children's game "Where's Waldo?".
Can you find all four men in this photo?
(HINT: Not all four men are standing with each other.)
With a storm approaching, my climbing partner and I decided to turn around and end our summit attempt of Granite Peak, via the Southwest Couloir route. However, during our descent, we passed a group of four men who disbelieved any storm system was coming, and decided to continue their ascent. A short time after passing the men, I turned around and took this photo. All four men are in this photo.
They had a poor choice of mountaineering clothes and gear, purely from the standpoint of coloration. The tan & dark colors of their clothes and gear blended in with the colors of the rocks on the mountain. If there had been an accident, it would have been extremely difficult to locate the men. Wearing colors such as red, blue, and/or yellow would have been better choices.
Fortunately, when the storm system did arrive, the men turned around and each made it safely off the mountain slopes.
Photo taken on August 31, 2009.