Second Time... To See A List Completion Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
Rarely do I return to sites of successful summit attempts, especially via the same route. I made an exception in this case, so I could witness Bob Bolton becoming the third person to complete the Washington 25-Mile Isolation Peak list, the same day that we earlier summited Hog Ranch Buttes (another peak on that list) together.
The only time I ever visited this one was when John Roper came to the area with Jeff Howebert. Of course it is a drive up so once was enough. We did about 5 others on the same day which made the day a lot of fun.
Although several other peaks (such as Badger Mountain and Red Mountain) near the Tri-Cities area appear to be taller from different angles, I was intrigued that this peak was the tallest around. Its isolation from higher peaks made it a viable option for us, and an outstanding summit viewpoint.
"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."