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AlpinistDate Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Alpinist

My 10th state highpoint. We had the place all to ourselves with nice weather to boot.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 12:29 am

IlafanDate Climbed: March 2000  Sucess!

Ilafan

I made the mistake of doing this one with lots of snow still on the ground and me driving a Plymouth Reliant. Obviously, I didn't get all the way to the trailhead parking lot, so I hoofed it in my moonboots uphill through pretty deep snow. The summit is very peaceful as it is surrounded by trees (no view). The UP is an interesting place. The woods are tremendous, and Lake Superior is always awesome. There is a sense of sad isolation in this part of the country, though. I wonder about its economy.
Posted Apr 3, 2005 5:49 pm

PikesPeak14110Route Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!
Very rainy, still summited with my dad. this is my latest highpoint, 5 down 45 to go!
Posted Mar 2, 2005 8:32 pm

chilkootRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 25, 1992  Sucess!

chilkoot

A peaceful summit. Plenty of quiet woods. We were alone until a reporter and photographer showed up from the L'Anse newspaper to do a story on the highpoint. They had heard that a few people were stopping by to visit. I'm sure there are many more these days. I never saw the newpaper article, so I don't know if it was flattering or if we were portrayed as kooks. Before we left we met a forester in charge of management for the area. While chatting with him, we saw a pine marten racing around in the woods near us.
Posted Feb 16, 2005 12:50 am

granddeityRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 4, 2003  Sucess!
Parked 5 miles below summit. Saw moose tracks. Lots and lots of biting insects.
Posted Feb 12, 2004 4:22 am

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