Outstanding Views From The Summit Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006
I put off climbing this peak because I thought it to be too easy and therefore unrewarding. I was wrong. I climbed it from Guardsman Pass and assended a couple of smaller peaks first. The wildflowers were vibrant, the rocky ridge before the summit was fun and we had a Golden Eagle fly close overhead just as we approached the summit. I could see over twenty peaks that I have been on from from here. A great short hike!
My seventh peak as part of the Brighton Ridge Run. I had the mountain to myself, and a spiritual experience on the top reading the 'mail' left in the box. Too bad the mountain is marred by the ski run, but still a natural beauty. I quite enjoyed the rock stairs trail to the top.
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