Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: September 18, 2000
Mt. Massive was the fourth of six fourteeners that my friend Duane and I summitted in September 2000. The night before was the first bad weather of our trip, and we were temporarily afraid that we would have unfriendly conditions on the mountain. As it happened, the snow that had collected on the upper slopes overnight was mostly gone by the time we arrived at that elevation. We followed the trail to the south ridge, then hiked the ridge to the summit. It ended up being a terrific day.