For early June I was expecting to come across some snow but luckilly all the snow was on the right side of the west ridge. The weather was pretty good, however I was being blown away by the wind. All in all it's a great day hike that anyone can do.
Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008
A great introductory peak around Crested Butte that makes for an easy climb with presumably great views. Unfortunately on this day the views were hampered by a dense haze throughout the valley (due to the California wildfires). I descended a fairly steep couloir just South of the summit to the old mining road in Paradise Basin. Many of these lines down the Western bowl of the peak are descendable should weather be approaching.
"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."