Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004
Backpacked into Buck Lake #2 with my friend Brandon and his Dad Roger along with our 3 dogs. I Left camp at 4:15 pm, and reached the summit at 6 pm. Spent about 15 minutes on the summit taking in the views with perfect late afternoon weather conditions. 45 minutes later was down at buck lake #1 to meet the guys who were doing some fishing.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."